17 September 2008

Change of seasons

I feel a deep chill in the air today and I know that there is no denying that summer has indeed ended and even our autumn may soon be over. Winter can come ferociously and without warning here in Manitoba.

Yes, I know there will yet be some warmer days, but for now, my thoughts are of curling up under a blanket with a cup of hot tea; heating the house with an oven busy baking breads and other tasty treats; pots of soup or stew on the stove; watching the wind take the dying leaves for a dizzying flight outside my window.

This is a time to be thankful for all that God Is and all He has provided for us:

We continue to process the fruits of our garden.
We have a home that can be made fast against the storms of winter.
We know the God that Daniel wrote of:

"He changes times and seasons; he sets up kings and deposes them. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning." Daniel 2:21

1 comment:

sailorcross said...

Another beautiful post! I love autumn, with all the changing colors of the leaves--such a wondrous time of year!

And, I have to ask--who except God would have thought of this--turning the trees from green to vibrant colors and shades of orange, red and yellow.

I find that I am in awe of God when I see this, when I see the sun set, when I see the sun rise, the oceans, the snow, the rain, thunder and lightening--need I go on any more. OUR GOD IS AN AWESOME GOD!!