Well, Saturday will be the first day of fall. I hope you have your firewood cut, the propane tanks full and your jacket at the front of the closet.
Oh, wait. That’s right. We live in coastal Georgia. Odds are we will not need our jackets for a while. I heard someone say that we only have two seasons: summer and February.
The fact is that things do change here, even if not as dramatically as they did when I lived in Michigan. Leaves will fall off many of the trees. Grass will slow in its growth. And there will be changes in temperature.
I’ve had the privilege of living in south Louisiana, metro Atlanta, the upper Midwest and now in coastal Georgia. And I have often enjoyed the mountains of north Georgia, Tennessee and North Carolina for vacation. Each place has its own special beauty. In each place, you can see the hand of God.
“The heavens declare the glory of God,” David begins the 19th Psalm. And it is true. As we view creation, it should be clear that there is an uncreated being who is greater than what we see, and who is responsible for all of creation.
In Romans 1, Paul indicated that there is more than enough evidence for the reality of God. Again, we read in another place in the psalms, “The fool has said in his heart, ‘There is no God.’” But there is indeed a God, and he is glorious and marvelous beyond measure. He is more than we can conceive, and he is worthy of our worship and service. And the grandest truth about this God is that he loves us, and he has made a way for us to know him.
I’ve given my life to the service of this matchless God. He is worth more than anything else I have owned or known. I pray that you will know him. I promise you this: If you seek him, you will find him. He wants to makehimself known.