5 Beautiful Things We Can Learn from Autumn
With the season of fall just days away, we are already getting excited over cooler breezes, leaves changing, and pumpkins coming out. I am someone who typically gets excited about every season that is approaching.
Fall reveals to us the stunning parts of nature. The season of autumn helps us to acknowledge the details from honey crisp apples being picked off of a tree, to a large pumpkin grown in a patch, to a maple decorated beautifully with bright colors. Thinking about the details of acorns, pies, haystacks, fall wreaths, and evening strolls in the neighborhood gets me excited.
There is a clear and present beauty among us in this time period. This reminds us of how beautiful God’s creation is and ultimately points us to the beauty of the Lord Himself.
Psalm 27:4 says, “One thing have I asked of the Lord, that will I seek after: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to inquire in his temple.”
Coming out of a season of summer and schedules being off, many of us set back into a wonderful rhythm and routine. We get back to school or regular work hours, or we even get back into the gym.
A study done by NYS Society of CPA’s discovered in 2018, “Overall, it was found that the fall is the most productive season, as the most productive months are September, October and November.” This unique time is a moment of great productivity and effectiveness.
This can also carry over into our faith. In this season we can revamp and get back to a daily Bible study if we have gotten off schedule. We can jump into a new small group at church. We can take these opportunities of meeting new people and sharing Christ’s love with them.
God Himself is productive. Psalm 121:4 says, “Behold, he who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.” He spends time watching over His people. He is the Creator who continues to create and never needs to sleep.
With fall on the way, may we consider these thoughts on what we can learn from this incredible season. It is a favorite time of year for many and although the activities and the beauty around us can be fun, it is important for us not to miss the spiritual lessons within. We can look towards Christ in this season and glean the joys of His abundance.
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Emma Danzey’s mission in life stems from Ephesians 3:20-21, inspiring young women to embrace the extraordinary. One of her greatest joys is to journey with the Lord in His Scriptures. She is wife to Drew for over two years and mom to baby Graham. Drew and Emma serve with Upstate CRU college ministry in South Carolina. Emma is an avid writer for Salem Web Network and provides articles on the Bible, life questions, and on the Christian lifestyle. Her article on Interracial Marriage was the number 1 viewed article on Crosswalk for the year 2021. All the glory to the Lord! She had the joy of hosting Her Many Hats podcast where she explored the many roles that women play while serving One God. Most recently, Emma has released her first Bible Study Book, Wildflower: Blooming Through Singleness.
Emma enjoys singing/songwriting, fitness classes, trying new recipes, home makeover shows, and drinking tea! During her ministry career, Emma recorded two worship EP albums, founded and led Polished Conference Ministries, ran the Refined Magazine, and served in music education for early childhood. Emma also had the privilege of having been a national spokesperson for Mukti Mission based out of India. Mukti has been working to restore shattered lives in India for over 120 years. You can view her articles through her blog at emmadanzey.wordpress.com