KATHIE’S KORNER — Thank God for all seasons, including fall
I certainly thank God for air-conditioning in my house, car and every public place I frequent!
I know it’s all God’s weather, but, I also take spiritual authority if I have to go through a storm whether it be physical, mental or spiritual. I continue to pray and move safely as I can through it! I’m learning to be a “good sailor.”
Just like Jesus told His disciples, “let’s get in the boat and go to the other side.” He went to sleep. A squall came on them, they screamed and woke Him up saying, “we’re going to drown, Master.” He rebuked the wind and raging waters and said to them, “Where’s your faith?” (Luke 8:22-25 NIV)
Look it up in your Bible and you’ll be encouraged and reminded to pray and believe during this so-called hurricane season in Texas. I have slightly paraphrased.
This reminds me of a story about a little child who came home from school one day and told his parents that he failed in science. He is normally a good student so his parents were surprised and asked him what the subject was. He said the teacher asked him to name the seasons of the year.
He wrote down: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter, Flu and Hurricane seasons.
Need I say more? The four seasons are so incredible and full of wonder, no need to add fearful things for their little brains to file and worry about and believe me, they do!
We adults can use wisdom in protecting them from contagious sickness or dangerous storms, but not give them new seasons in our lives, agreed? They all have enough insecurities. Fill them with joyful times in these changes of weather and holidays within them.
Thank you, God, for protection, joy and peace in ALL seasons !
I love the spring, which has so much new, green, growth and life with flowers, plants and baby animals jumping around in yards and pastures accompanied by cool breezes, then, the fall with the magnificent colors of the leaves and “orangeness” of pumpkins everywhere, festivals and times of Thanksgiving! I think the fall and winter are my favorite, huddled around our fireplaces outside and in our cozy living room warming us with the smell of pine cones and wood burning!
I concentrate on the fall and “Harvest Time” instead of Halloween …
Kathie Deasy writes about faith for The Port Arthur News. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org