Rev Ray’s November 5, 2021 Devotion
November 5, 2021, 8:21 AM

The air is cool, leaves are falling, and the season of Autumn is showing its colors.  It’s a season that consists of beauty, gladness, and sadness, all woven together. Add a little frost to the pumpkins, a log on the fireplace, and some chill to the morning; and the romance of autumn in the hills and mountains is hard to beat. All we need now is a warm cup of cider, pumpkin pie, and our friends and family nearby.

If I could wish a wish to come true; it would be for the approaching days to be what they should be: simple, kind, and mixed with a Heavenly glow. Autumn has one of those “Come Home” sounds in its whispering winds. 

Memories seem to visit more at this time of the year than any other. I have found that taste, kitchen aromas, and the pastel mountains seem to invite those memories to come stay a while with us.  Each year has added some new ones to the photo album of our heart. They make us laugh, and they make us cry.

The psalmist wrote, “Lord, you have been our refuge in every generation.”  He is our dwelling place, our home of the soul; and He has always been there for us. This time of the year is like a beautiful card from God.  For a while we see the gold on the trees, and then they fall; but the tree is still the same. So it is with life: the leaves that came in springtime now change and fall; and we are left with the same life that will never be the same again. Yet, in all our years, Our God has been the unchanging and dependable God of Love.

If Autumn is a card from God, all of Heaven must have signed it in the ink of memories. “As I travel on life's pathway, know not what the years may hold. And as I ponder hope grows fonder. Precious memories flood my soul…”

Grace and Peace, Rev Ray

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