What is it about the Fall that stimulates the imagination?
I’m not sure. Maybe it’s the colors or the cooler air; maybe it’s the upcoming holidays or back to school…
While I have always been partial to summertime because of its warmth, the coming of Fall has always seemed like a special time; even when I was a little kid and wasn’t crazy about going back to school. As I’ve gotten older, I think it’s more than just cooling off a bit; the picture above was taken the other day and according to my phone, the temp was over 90. No, it isn’t that it’s cooler… I think it’s something else.
I really think that it is the colorful and spectacular display of God’s hand in nature that makes this a special time of year. The Fall is a time of year when it is particularly difficult for me to accept the notion that life on this planet is somehow just a matter of chance. Combine that with it being the time of harvest for so many crops and believing in happenstance life is just a bit too much, if you ask me.
Before you freak, I must point out that I stayed in school and learned all of the explanations for these things from science, but somehow they ring hollow. For instance, isn’t it interesting that trees change color when the number of hours of sunlight reaches a certain point, and yet their turning times aren’t always the same. I must also point out that one professor I had required a different answer on his midterm; it was the temperature that had the biggest effect. As I mentioned above, the temp on this day was quite summer-like, and there has been no great cooling trend in this area yet.
They could at least get their stories straight!
OK, yes, that was unfair, I’ll admit that, and yes, sometimes educated people have different opinions, so back to mine…
Just to be able to look around and see God’s hand at work all around makes this an amazing time of year, and I hope that you have some time to take it all in this year! Of course if you are in the southern hemisphere, you have a different change of seasons going on, and spring is pretty awesome too.
Yes, I think I’ll look around as much as I can, see God’s work and give Him thanks for His wonderous creation!