Fireplace and Mantle decorated for Fall

The Changing of the Seasons and a Never Changing God

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This time of the year is my favorite! The season changes from hot and sticky to cool and slightly nippy. The leaves change color and fall to the ground. There’s soup on the stove, coffee in the pot, and a fire in the fireplace. We can wear sweats, sweaters, and jeans without roasting, and the holidays are just around the corner!

This week we’ve started pulling out all the Fall decorations, and it got me thinking…

2020 has been chaotic. Plans have continually changed, been canceled, or are up in the air. Nothing is predictable. For our family, very little of our daily lives have been touched by this uprooting but I know that for many of you, you are well aware of all the changes and the uncertainty of our days.

Even though our daily lives are just grazed by these changes, there’s a lingering in the back of our minds, a constant soundtrack wondering if and when all this will end. The holidays are just around the corner. Will we be able to gather with family and celebrate?

“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.”
~Hebrews 13:8

When our world is topsy-turvy and everything is so uncertain we can cling to the knowledge that God stays the same! God is the same God right now that He was in 2019, 1976, and 1776! He is still accomplishing His purposes and He’s still answering prayers!

“To everything there is a season, A time for every purpose under heaven.”
~Ecclesiastes 3:1

“While the earth remains, Seedtime and harvest, Cold and heat, Winter and summer, And day and night Shall not cease”
~Genesis 8:22

Not only can we cling to the fact that God doesn’t change, but He’s given us another constant. A way to mark the passage of time…The changing of the seasons. God is the one that changes Summer to Fall and Fall to Winter and Winter to Spring. He gives us that bit of order and predictability–something we can see and count on. Pure evidence that He is here and orchestrating our lives.

There are just a few tomatoes left on the vine. A few other squashes and some cucumbers that need put up in the next few days. But the harvest is almost past. And the season of Thanksgiving is rapidly approaching. As we enter into the changing of the seasons let’s remember all that God has done and all that we’re surrounded with–simply because He is good. We really do have plenty to be thankful for!

Until next time,

Bailey Sue