Winter, spring, summer, and fall are God’s seasons. I have always been a big fan of summer and spring and not too fond of fall and winter. But since I have moved to Alabama, I am giving fall and winter a second chance. As I drive through the country side, I catch myself thinking about how beautiful the landscape will look when the leaves start to change color. Knowing the winter won’t be bitterly cold – and won’t last too long- has given me the opportunity to appreciate fall and the beauty God has created. I like taking a ride and watching people setting out pumpkins in the yard with hay bales and planting mums in their yards. I don’t remember seeing this too much in the past.
Have I missed this season all these years, or is it just that as I get older, I appreciate God’s world just a little more? The latter is what I concluded. The Bible says, “This is day that the Lord hath made, and I will rejoice in it.” Each day, He has given me beauty to enjoy, so I think I should sit back and take in this glorious creation.
God is the best artist in the world, for only He can create such different themes. We see many artists who try to capture the seasons on their canvases by painting what they see around them, and they do a wonderful job. However, neither picture nor paint could ever replace the real thing splashed across the sky and spilled over the earth like the Master’s display of His finest artwork. God’s creativity is unmatched, for every day is different, just like every snowflake in winter.
Thank you God that You give us each day to appreciate the beauty You created.