Thursday, October 2, 2008

Fall Is Here!

My favorite time of the year has arrived. Fall means so many things to me.

It's a time to celebrate. Both of my children were born in the fall, so it's a time to open presents, to eat cake, and to think back on two of the most special days of my life.

It's a time of beauty. The trees begin to change colors, painting the earth in beautiful tones of red, gold, and orange. God's glory is once again demonstrated through the beauty of his creation.

It's a time of harvest. Pumpkins, squash, apples, corn... It's a time for soups, pies, breads, and preserves. It's a time of abundance and preparation, knowing that it is the Lord who gives us our daily bread.

It's a time to remember. We remember God's goodness to his church on Reformation Day and Thanksgiving Day. What a privilege to celebrate the blessings of serving our mighty God who lovingly cares for us, his people. What a privilege to follow the traditions of our God-honoring forefathers in reflecting on His sovereignty, providence, and provision.

It's a time to cool down. We get to enjoy a break from the heat and humidity, especially here in the deep south. We get to spend more time outdoors, playing, picnicking, and watching the birds migrate. I get to wear my favorite clothes and favorite colors.

It's a time for fun. Soccer season for the boys, the World Series for Michael, festivals, hayrides, bobbing for apples... all make fall a special time for us.

Is fall a special time for you? If so, take a moment to share with us. Leave a comment about why you enjoy the fall and answer the poll in my side bar.


Amy W said...

I love Fall! It is my favorite time of year....always has been! I have wonderful memories of high school football games, hayrides, camping, gathering with family for Thanksgiving, and so much more! I love the smells of fall, too. Pumpkin, apple, and cinammon are my favorite smells, so I am in sensory overload this time of year! :)

Christy@MercyEveryMorning said...

My favorite time, too! And next is Christmas! :)