Bonnie over at Faith Barista asked us to reflect on our faith as we enter the season of fall. Or to me here in the UK autumn.
Maybe it’s wrong to say my faith has been like the changing seasons. Starting with the fresh flowering of spring into the burning passion of summer , cooling at times into autumn then moments of pure frozen winter.
My heart has ached for the warm of summer to fill my soul but I’ve struggled and found myself reaching for protection against the bitterness of the winter.
Yet as we face the autumn months and the winter becomes closer I find that I’m not afraid. That somewhere, somehow I have found peace within me.
The reality is life changes and at a pace a lot quicker than the changing seasons. I can experience summer and winter in the same day, the same moment.
But the realisation I have come to is whatever the weather God is my protection. In the sun is he my sunscreen, in the rain he is my umbrella. In my heart he is my saviour.
So as I watch the beauty of the autumn, the changing colours of the leaves on the trees, I give thanks to God for the changing of my heart.