I adore the season of Autumn. One reason why, the name! Autumn!! Me and a best friend of mine have had several conversations about why we love that word! I mean "Fall", do you see the beauty of the season behind that? But then turn to the word "Autumn" I look at that word and behind it I see the beauty of the world, the beauty of God's greatness. I see colorful trees and brown grass and a great big blue sky. I see a world that's so beautiful it's like a glimpse of Heaven. I admit, that most people's yards don't usually look as beautiful as pictures that you find online when you search the word "Fall" or "Autumn", but your yard is still beautiful! Think of those mornings where it's so cold there's fog outside. Fog that hovers close to the ground, fog that is so thick you can hardly see the ground. That's beauty. True Beauty.
Autumn also brings images of Thanksgiving. Images of tables laden with such good. I love pumpkin pie, so much that I used to eat it every year for my birthday. I don't anymore, but it's still really good. Oh! and pecan pie, and apple pie! Such richness of dessert. Thanksgiving is well, a time for thanksgiving! You get to be thankful to have so much food, for friends, for your family. This year I know of one thing that I can be thankful for and that is being able to have so many years with my grandpa who died three weeks ago. He was such a great grandpa. I will miss him, I know everyone will. But, I also know we can all be thankful for having so many memories with him. What will you be thankful for this year? Are you thankful for all of the beauty that surrounds you? Think on it.
"Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song. For the Lord is the great God, the great King above all gods." ~Psalm 95:2-3
"I always thank God for you because of His grace given you in Christ Jesus. For in Him you have been enriched in every way--in all your speaking and in all your knowledge." ~Corinthians 1:4-5