Fall and Autumn Leaves | Nashville Christian Family Magazine - Free Christian Magazine

“Then God saw everything that He had made, and indeed it was very good. So the evening and the morning were the sixth day.”  Genesis 1:31 (NKJV)

“While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, winter and summer, and day and night shall not cease.” Genesis 8:22 (NKJV)

For me, September is a transitional month that I enjoy.

The kids are back in school, Labor Day signals the end of summer, daylight is growing shorter, flocks of geese begin honking overhead and another football season is underway.  Autumn and fall are in the air and I am invigorated.  Even our two cats, Rocky and FE, seem to be more active, sensing a change coming.

I love this time of year looking forward to the beautiful changing of colors of the leaves on trees that will begin toward the end of the month.  To me, the seasons, particularly spring and fall, serve as a strong reminder and example of the awesome and incomprehensible power of God through His creation, the order of the universe and this earth that we call home.

During fall and autumn I give thanks to God, not only for the literal beauty of the world we live in, but for Him blessing me by allowing me to be a part of and enjoy His creation with all the senses that He blessed me with.

Sometimes we take for granted the beauty of creation.  During the next few weeks, please make a special effort with you and your family to simply slow down and take time to enjoy the beauty of creation and give thanks to God, the creator of it all.  Also, read Psalm 104 and Genesis in their entirety.

Enjoy and appreciate what the Lord has made.

“O Lord, how manifold are Your works!  In wisdom You have made them all.  The earth is full of Your possessions—“ Psalm 104:24 (NKJV)

Robert Stringfellow

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