I am glad to be living where we do in this part of the country, where we can see the changing of the seasons. I love the season of fall! The warm days and cool nights, the beauty of the trees as they put on their fall colors, are just beautiful reminders to me of how awesome our God is! But it’s not just the beauty of the season that causes me to think about God.
I’m also reminded how God created all of His creation with an instinct of protection. The hummingbirds, butterflies, hawks, and other creatures of the sky all migrate to a safer climate; the process of the trees, after sharing their beautiful colors with us, then dropping their leaves does more than mark the season. Trees that drop their leaves seal the spots where the leaves are attached, preparing the tree to survive the cold, dry air of winter. Here’s the amazing thing about God – He loves you and me more than any other part of His creation.
When God created the heavens and the earth, after each day, God said it was good, but when he created the human being, He said it was “very good.” While we all would agree that God does indeed protect His creation, think about how He is always there for you and me, who are the crowning part of His creation. Jesus told us in the Sermon on the Mount in Matthew 6:26, “Look at the birds. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. And aren’t you more valuable to him than they are?”
Every Christian is indwelt with the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is our source of strength, comfort, peace, guidance, and protection. Just like other parts of God’s creation follow those instincts God has instilled in them for guidance and protection, we too need to follow the leading of the Holy Spirit each and every day. God will never lead us wrong. He desires the best for us as His children.
Remember another promise from His Word found in Hebrews 13:5, “..........be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”
I hope you have a blessed day and I hope to see you and your family in God’s house this coming Lord’s Day!