When I was a kid growing up in Los Angeles, I always looked forward to the Fall; it has been my favorite season for as long as I can remember. There’s so much about it to like: pumpkins,
the World Series,
and all of this is in spite of the fact that we had to go back to school!
When I was a kid, I always wanted to go somewhere that had the fall colors in nature…
kind of like this:
there aren’t many scenes like this in LA!
Gotta love this one…
I always thought of Fall as the beginning of the holidays; lots of fun to look forward to. There’s just something about this season; it’s sort of the culmination of the entire year… it even smells good! There’s only one thing about it that isn’t great: It’s followed by winter!
If you didn’t know that winter was followed by spring and summer, that would really put a damper on things, at least for me. You could say that Fall is a time when the world seems to be dying away in a blaze of glory… and then everything will be dormant for a season.
After a season of dormancy, there is rebirth!
There’s a lot we can learn from the seasons: there’s a time to live, a time to die, and a time to rise again.
Isn’t it amazing how God teaches eternal truth in nature? It’s no wonder that Paul wrote:
For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.