Saturday, September 22, is the first day of autumn, also known as the autumnal equinox. On this day, the sun is directly over the equator at solar noon. During an autumnal equinox, the Sun crosses from north of the equator to south. The Autumnal Equinox marks the start of fall in the northern hemisphere and the start of spring in the southern hemisphere…scientifically speaking of course.
For most of us, it means those nice brisk autumn breezes are going to begin rolling through. The leaves are already changing. And dropping to the ground, ultimately to become one again with the earth and to begin fulfilling the promise of hope in spring.
Are there any “leaves” in your own life that are falling from your limbs? Are there any worries that you are holding on to? What temptations do you battle with daily?
Just think about it for a minute. Let your burdens fall to the ground: the leaves of anger or bitterness or confusion or pain or pride or failure or fear or regret or…
God will shower and cultivate them with His light and love. You never know what blessing might spring up in the future, just by you letting go of your worries today and giving them to God. “Let go and let God,” I have often heard. Seems very appropriate.
Go out today, and enjoy the weather, our last day of summer. Thank God for the many blessings in your life (don’t forget the blessings of such a beautiful last day of summer). If you get a chance, visit us at the Provincial House and the Bon Secours Retreat and Conference Center. Explore the Peace Garden, walking trails, or the pond, and pray for God to guide you in your journey, no matter where it might lead.
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord. “Plans to proper you; plans to give you hope and a future.” ~Jeremiah 29:11
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