Now that we are on this side of Labor Day, is it safe to say that summer is over? I know there are still 2 more weeks till the autumnal equinox, but I also know that there are only 3 more weeks till The Dixie Classic Fair! We are somewhere between weekly lawn mowings and long days ahead with rakes and leaf-blowers.
For some, it was an exciting summer: beach trips, lake days, mission trips, weddings, graduations (& transitions into college). For others, things were perhaps not so festive: heartache, loss, tough times, even disaster. Many are somewhere in between – not the summer of their dreams, but could have been a whole lot worse.
For all of us a new season awaits. Cooler days, football games, hay rides and even Back To School means much in my family now in its’ fifth generation of teachers. What awaits – is a season of harvest. No matter how trying the past, a cyclical future of promise is ahead.
“As long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night will never cease.” Genesis 8:22
Yes, the days, weeks, months, seasons and years go by faster and faster. Yet, in those moments we choose to sow the seeds, provide the nutrients of encouragement and shine a ray of hope.
“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” Galatians 6:9
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