To be honest, I wasn't quite ready for Summer to end this year. But now that Autumn's mellow fire is starting to take hold, I'm reminded daily of just how much there is to love about this season.
Autumn just shouts about the goodness of God.
Everywhere you look right now across the Northern hemisphere, the trees are packed full of berries, fruits and nuts. Barns are currently being stuffed with mountains of grain harvested from miles of golden fields. It's fair to say God hasn't just provided for His creation to get through the coming Winter; He has provided an abundance. Even the birds have more berries from a single rowan tree than they can possibly eat.
Now since God's character is written into His creation, He is always speaking to us through it. And if there's a lesson we can learn from this season, then surely it's this: God doesn't stop the hard times from coming in life - Winters will happen, and they may be cold and they may be bleak - but He will make sure ahead of time that you have what you need to get through it. "Look at the birds," Jesus once told his disciples. "Your Heavenly Father feeds them. And aren't you far more valuable than they are? Can all your worries add a single moment to your life?" (Matthew 6:26)