Count Your Blessings Month
“From Zion, perfect in beauty,
God shines forth.” Psalm 50:2 (NIV)
God’s beauty is all around us during each season of the year. As I compose this, autumn has come to visit us. While here, she will bring us cooler and colorful days. The broadleaf trees will display a bright array of gold, reds, and yellows.
Two years ago, Hubby and I went out to the state park near our town and took pictures. I also shot a couple of pictures of a tree at the north edge of our part of town. Last fall, during one of the calls from our son, he said he had told his co-workers that he missed seeing the leaves change. Thanks to email and cyberspace, I sent him pictures of those trees in their fall regalia.
While I like the colors of autumn, I believe my favorite time of the year is spring. God allows His earth to awaken after a winter’s sleep and chooses to adorn it with new clothes.
Summer is the season of mini-seasons. By this I mean that there is a rotation of fruits or vegetables that are ‘in season’ throughout the months. The colors of the fruits and vegetables are bright. The flowers stand out against the green grass as they seem to say, “Look at us.”
God’s beauty is all around us in every season. It was in His plan that we have His beauty to marvel over. One winter, I got to take a class in flower arranging. We spent one of the class nights working with cut flowers. When I took my arrangement home, I had to clear a place for it on the coffee table. But a day or two later, as Hubby and I came in the front door, he said, “It’s so nice to smell fresh flowers in the wintertime.” Just remembering this has set me to thinking. I will do this fresh flower thing again because it does remind me of God and the beauty He makes.