I have a new view on the world: listening to the birds singing in the twilight from my hammock. I love nature, and have missed being able to wander through the woods. But, I ordered a Mayan hammock from Merida Mexico, in the Yucatan Peninsula. Larry and Travis hung it in a wooded area of our back yard, near the tree house last week. Larry helped me get into and out of the hammock and I enjoyed relaxing in the trees while dinner was roasting in the oven this evening. I love hearing the birds singing in the twilight, and seeing the colorful Autumn leaves in the trees.
Joel 2:23 speaks of the early and latter rains. The latter rains were the rains of summer. The early rains were the Autumn rainshowers, like we experienced yesterday and the night before. Such a beautiful passage in the natural and the Spiritual sense, as it is prophetic of the early outpouring of the holy Spirit in the first century after Christ, and the latter outpouring in this age today. The Holy Ghost is given for a comfort or a rest.
Apparantly God felt Autumn was a good time for resting. Leviticus 23:24-25 Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, In the seventh month, in the first day of the month, shall you have a sabbath, a memorial of blowing of trumpets, a holy convocation. You shall do no regular work on it: but you shall offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD. This was a bonfire holiday in early Autumn, much like our harvest festivals. We are in the 8th month of the Jewish calendar right now.
Yes, it is nice to be looking up at the world around me! There aren't too many more days of Autumn beauty left. November is at the doorstep. I hope you find time to enjoy time. It is God's greatest gift.
Summer Sun standing still in my sky, I freeze in the sun because the warmth is so far away. Extreme positions north and south notwithstanding, today has been a sad day filled with memories. God is the creator of our emotions, and the One who fills our hearts with blessings. Is it any wonder we learn to love these blessings, and then ache when they are taken away?
Suffice it to say, the lord gives and the Lord takes away, and His name is blessed. Everything good comes from the Father above, and when the sun sets on another day, or season, or year, we close our eyes in thanks to the God who knows all things. So, it is without reservation that I can say, it's been a good day.
James 1:17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and
comes down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither
shadow of turning.
The sun may turn in her seasons, casting shadows of light and then darkness, but God has no seasons.