Yes, it’s the time of year that I love most; Fall/Winter. I don’t know if its because of what it represents, hibernation of nature and renewing itself for the warmer months that are sure to come back, or if it’s because of the changing of colors of the trees, to start anyway, and then the snow that makes everything so beautiful when it first falls.
This time of year does represent something spiritual for me. I remember a long time ago that somebody told me that the colors that the leaves change to are always there, they just don’t appear until it’s their season, their time. For some reason this struck me as information straight from God. I thought to myself, “that’s just like the people of God.” You know that God has a work for all of us to do, but the timing and release for us to walk in that work isn’t always when we think or desire. While we are waiting for God to release us, we are molded, cultivated, pruned, trimmed, plucked, planted, fed, and watered. All those things keep us “green” while the Lord perfects us and when our “season” comes, He releases us and our “colors” come through.
Then when it comes to the snow, it puts me in the mindset of the Blood of Jesus and how he covered, but rather took away our sin. The snow when it first falls is so white and untouched. God looks at us through the blood of Jesus and the finished work of the cross, so when the snow falls it always gives me a gentle reminder of what The Father has done for me.
The colors of Fall are so rich and warming. Sometimes I can even detect a hint of Fall fragrance in the air when I see certain colors, just warms me right up on the inside. Then we have the Christmas season of winter, with the decorations and lights, and festive colors. It keeps me in a festive, yet creative mood and mindset throughout the whole season. I love to go to different cities where there are different cultures to see how they decorate and celebrate.
The food, the movies, cartoons, clothes, getting together with friends from near and far, taking silly photos, hugs, kisses, Hot cocoa, sweet potato pie, and a host of other things that just give me a warm fuzzy feeling at this time of year. Sometimes I wish that I could bottle or box it all up, and open it up to pour out in the middle of summer because for some reason people are more loving, more caring, and more considerate of others at this time of year. If we could get that going all year, the world would be a better place, but that’s wishful thinking.
Thank you for taking the time to read my thoughts. I hope you have an Amazing Day!