Monday, September 10, 2012

For every season...let there be candycorn.


I mean. It's like they read my mind...

Autumn brings to mind blessings, and for the above, trust me - I'm pretty grateful ;)

What about you? What does Harvest Season do for your soul? I've never met a person, young or old, who didn't like Fall.

Think about - Spring is pretty popular, but has naysayers because of the pollen. (achooo!) Winter is enjoyed or despised for various reasons (too cold, or some other people love the cold) Summer is controversial because kids love being out of school (and teachers too!) but a lot of people just can't stand the heat.

But Autumn? It's beloved.

I think Autumn reveals to us a lot about God. It's a season when things are reserved, calming. Leaves are changing colors and twirling to the ground. It's almost mystical. There is still color, but it's muted. The air is brisk and tangy. Some view the falling leaves as death, others as a peaceful wait period before the promises of Spring and renewal.

Are you in a rough season right now? Remember, God promises His own Spring. Whatever trials you're facing are only for a season, an appointed time until life buds forth again. Regardless of the season, God is with you. He promises that, friend.

(And I'm personal testimony to the fact that you CAN save up enough candycorn through Autumn to last well into the summer...)

6 comments:

Tessa Emily Hall ~ Christ is Write said...

"I think Autumn reveals to us a lot about God. It's a season when things are reserved, calming. Leaves are changing colors and twirling to the ground. It's almost mystical. There is still color, but it's muted. The air is brisk and tangy. Some view the falling leaves as death, others as a peaceful wait period before the promises of Spring and renewal."

Love, love, love this. Of course, there is something to look forward to in every season. But autumn is my absolute favorite for those reasons. There's just a peace about it that's just perfect and makes me wish it could continue forever.

I also love using physical seasons to illustrate the spiritual seasons in our lives. It goes along with my favorite verse-

"For every thing there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven."
~Ecclesiastes 3:1

Tessa Emily Hall ~ Christ is Write said...

By the way - this has nothing to do with the post - but I love your YA novel. Will you be writing more any time soon?

Betsy St. Amant said...

Thanks Tessa, for your encouraging words and for loving my YA novel :) Addison was supposed to be a series but it fell through. I'm waiting to hear back from other Houses on other YA projects I've concocted now :) Hope so!!

Jessica Zelli said...

This was absolutely beautiful. You had no idea how much I needed this, and how much it spoke out to me! Although I live in Australia, and it is currently Spring, I have to totally agree with you. Thank you so much, Betsy, for this inspiring, though-provoking piece. It was short, sweet but it shot straight to my heart. Much needed, much accepted... thank you. :)

Betsy St. Amant said...

Oh Jessica, I'm SO glad. It's always a blessing to hear that God uses the words He gives me, and the lessons He teaches me, to encourage someone else. He is the Living Word!!

Anonymous said...

i just found this blog and love love it! My teenage daughter loves to write and also is a teen GIRL and that means emotions and life happenings that sometimes can be a little crazy. i loved this post on candy corn and Fall and change and God. I teach yoga and will most surely share it with my next class. God is so good and i love when he speaks through words and sweet encouragement like this. Thank you, Betsy! :)

Love, Polly