A New Season

We’re on the cusp of a new season.

It’s taken a long time this year for fall to arrive. In fact, the temperatures of autumn are not settling in until tomorrow. 

Most of the leaves are still green. A few are red or yellow. When the cold air finally hits, the colors should become vibrant and plentiful–unless we get wind and rain from the hurricanes.

If that happens, most leaves will just fall off in their green state. We may be moving from the balmy temperatures of summer to the grayness of winter without the beauty in between.

As cooler weather settles upon us, my husband will achieve his final day of employment before he retires to a small business venture. So it’s more like he’s switching jobs than finishing his career. 

Yet, it’s a new season. One we expect to hold shorter commutes, less travel, and more sleep. Certainly, it’s a season of change.

Sometimes change is scary. Sometimes it lacks color. Sometimes the colors are beyond our remembering. Always the God who turns our paths walks with us whatever the new way may bring. 

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26 Replies to “A New Season”

  1. Hey Nancy,

    This is my favorite thought, “Sometimes change is scary. Sometimes it lacks color. Sometimes the colors are beyond our remembering. Always the God who turns our paths walks with us whatever the new way may bring. ”

    Blessings!

  2. I hate missing autumn. It’s my favorite season. It’s restful. My family can play outside without suffering. It’s a shame when it’s truncated.
    I hope the new season you and your husband are entering is vibrant and life giving.

  3. I love the change in season, to watch the colors burst forth from the trees. Prayers for you in this time of transition.

  4. Beautiful picture, Nancy, and wow. If summer changing immediately to winter seems like the way change happens many times – those changes that hit hard in our lives. So glad God never leaves us and that He remains in control while He directs our winding paths. Thanks for this.

  5. I love the colors and season of fall! 🙂 It’s always refreshing to enter into this new season, especially when God takes us into a new season in our lives as well. Thanks for your post! God Bless!

  6. Reminds me how the seasons in nature are so much like the seasons in our lives. Sometimes they last either longer or shorter than the norm, but we can rest assured that they will come. Thank God we know that He goes there before us. Thanks for the post Nancy. God bless!!

  7. This is beautiful, Nancy! You’ve pulled us into fall, rain, and chill as well as retirement, change, and rest. This is where we are too. All of this you wrapped up neatly with these truths: “Sometimes change is scary. Sometimes it lacks color. Sometimes the colors are beyond our remembering. Always the God who turns our paths walks with us whatever the new way may bring.” I really needed this today. Thank you for your words.

  8. More sleep! That’s generally always a healthy part of a new season! I’ve been in proverbs a lot lately, teaching me that God keeps our paths straight. Our job is to seek His wisdom like hidden treasure. May this new season for you be a treasure, too, a growing even closer to the faithful One on the path with you!

  9. The Autumn can be difficult because of the seemingly impending Darkness, it also serves to encourage me to embrace the life’s unavoidable changes. I appreciate how you describe the process.

    1. Yes, Roos! I’ve always loved the dark evenings, but I do understand that, for a great many people, it’s a big challenge to get through until spring. Thanks for the comments. God bless!

  10. The last paragraph is so well stated, and one I will remember for some time. “Sometimes change is scary. Sometimes it lacks color. Sometimes the colours are beyond our remembering.” Followed by a sweet benediction. Thanks.

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