I just got out of church and do you know that the ice water I had left in there during service STILL HAD ICE IN IT when I got out?!? And Rob preached today! :) It was a good solid two hours! And you know I was in late service... so it didn't melt, even by NOON!
I never thought I'd see the day again, that I myself wasn't a melted mess by noon! Thank God for fall ~ Ahhhhhhhh ~ how nice to breathe once again.
You know, we're told in Ecclesiastes that "there is a time for everything, a season for every activity under heaven."
A time for Summer.
A time for Fall.
A time for our endurance to be tested (Jodi wouldn't correlate this with Summer, but this is my blog and I do).
And a time for sweet relief! (of course, this would be Fall for me).
So, why is it, every year I'm always so excitedly surprised when Fall actually comes back around? Like I had convinced myself that the sweltering Summer would somehow just last forever?
It may just be me, but when I'm in a season of any testing, it's so hard for me to imagine that I'll ever see that season of sweet relief. But, I suppose that's the whole point of faith. Believing that which is often contrary to what you can actually see and feel.
~in the sun even when it doesn't shine
~in love even when you don't feel it
~in God even when He is silent"
~in Fall, even on the 110 degree days!
And maybe one day, I won't be so surprised by my beloved, Fall when it rolls back around and instead knowingly look forward to it in the throes of my dreaded Summer.