Autumn is in the air. The evenings are cooler...the days are much shorter...and fall colours are here. It really is a beautiful time of the year. But it is also a reminder that time moves on...and things change.
It seemed we went from one funeral to the next this summer. Three of our close friends lost fathers this summer. Another friend passed away suddenly and unexpectedly. A wonderful woman who had been 'adopted' into my husband's family when she came to Canada as a refugee after the war, went on to her heavenly home a few weeks ago. It has been a time for farewells and for adjusting to a new way of life for those family members left behind. Seasons come and go...leaves wither and fade...but one thing that will never change is the love of God. I love the lyrics to a song I have been listening to this week...all about the love of Jesus that sustains us when the seasons change and chapters end.
The autumn season is upon is. There is turmoil in the world...both at home and abroad. We don't really know what this season will hold. But we know who holds the season! His love remains.
"For the mountains may depart
and the hills be removed,
but my steadfast love shall not depart from you,
and my covenant of peace shall not be removed,"
says the Lord, who has compassion on you.
Isaiah 54:10 ESV