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Eternally Fall

That moment when driving through rainfall and warm leaves paint colors on your windowpane,

to when you walk and hear the crunch of autumn in your wake,

or when you breathe in the smell of cold and smoke fires by simply stepping outside.

Don’t you just love the beauty of fall?

My favorite season is Fall if you couldn’t tell…

The colors, the chilly weather, and the smells of sweet candles burning make me abundantly happy.

I was reading the Word and for some reason, this verse reminded me of this cherished season.

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and that does not fade away, reserved in heaven for you-”

I Peter 1:3-4

 

Our living hope is in Jesus. Our inheritance is that word that bypasses time and change; Incorruptible. Undefiled.

It does not fade away.

Usually, when people think about the season change, they think of life and death. Fall is when the leaves slowly die and the green grass turns to a dirty yellow, while all the lively creatures hibernate for winter to come. But to me, Fall is a reminder. And also a wonderful promise.

 

Even if the flowers fade, and the trees fall, our God will never fade. Nor will He fall. He is perfect and imperishable.

It’s hard to wrap my mind about something eternal. For us, life is 24 hour days and 365 days a year. But with the Lord, one day is as a thousand years as one day.

Is love eternal? It doesn’t seem like it on earth. How can you love someone for eternity?

Lately, I’ve been asking God why he loves us so much. I certainly do not deserve to be called His child, but yet, He calls me His.

“Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God!” 

-1 John 3:1a

So, as we enjoy this season, let it be a reminder to you as well as to me, that our God is nonperishable. His love for us is eternal. Even though creation is changing, our God never does.

 

 

 

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