On August 21 I wrote about waiting for fall to arrive. Well today it’s here! Of course, we’re having a streak of warm weather, highs in the mid 80s and we did turn the air conditioner back on last night so we could sleep, but nonetheless . . .
Something I waited for is here–not like I imagined it with sweaters, the smell of burning leaves and pumpkins everywhere. It actually looks a lot like summer–the lawn needs mowing, the leaves are still mostly green and I’m wearing a summery dress today. But fall is here.
When publication comes it may not look the way I picture it now (and my picture is really too vain to share). But I think it will come and when it does I’ll accept that it’s arrived the way God meant for it to. Whether in a blaze of russet and orange leaves or a summery, blue sky afternoon.
James 1:2-4 Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.