The bounty of Autumn

One of the many evidences of God in the world (Rom. 1:20) is the change of the seasons. The Bible says, "While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night, shall not cease" (Gen. 8:22). The apostle Paul declared, "he has not left Himself without witness, in that He did good, and gave us rain from heaven, and fruitful seasons, filling our hearts with food and gladness" (Acts 14:17).

Autumn is, my judgment, one of the most beautiful of the seasons. Mark Twain described it eloquently when he wrote, "I can see the woods in their autumn dress, the oaks purple, the hickories washed with gold, the maples and sumacs luminous with crimson fires, and I hear the rustle made by the fallen leaves as we plowed through them…I know how the wild blackberries looked, and how they tasted, and the same with the paw-paws, the hazelnuts, and the persimmons; and I can feel the thumping rain, upon my head, of hickory nuts and walnuts when we were out in the frosty dawn…and the gusts of wind loosed them and sent then down."

Every season of the year eloquently speaks of God, His goodness and power. But Fall is special with its harvest of beautiful colors. How can one look upon autumn’s bounty without bowing his hand and thanking God for all He has done?

As our faith is strengthen by the harvest of Fall may we reminded to faithfully serve the Lord "in service and out of season" (2 Tim. 4:2) so that we will one day be in that number who will "come again with rejoicing. bringing his sheaves with him: (Ps. 126:6)

Charles Pugh III

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