Multicolored leaves, red scarves, spicy cinnamon, warm boots, and rich cocoa with marshmallows floating on top…these are just a few of the many things that we start thinking about as Autumn closes in.
As soon as the first leaf falls (okay maybe not QUITE that soon :-P) I find myself pulling out my plaids, rummaging for hats and scarves, and dreaming of cloudy days, candles, and hot chocolate. October – December are probably my favorite months of the year, and as I search the ground for acorns and watch the geese flying south, I often wish the whole year was like this.
It is at these kinds of moments that I remember the “times and seasons” of the bible and how Jesus could return in an instant.
“But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you. For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night.” 1 Thessalonians 5:1-2
I used to be really scared when I thought about the rapture, and just being taken away from everything I know in the blink of an eye. The unknown frightened me. To be honest, it still does, in a way. But then I remember that even though I can’t understand heaven, I know Someone who lives there and has told us, in words we can understand, what it is like!
“Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know. Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way? Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” John 14:1-6
Thinking of these beautiful words, how can I be afraid?!! Instead, I remember that I have work to do in the meantime, as I expectantly wait for God to call me to my true home.
Hope you enjoyed this! Stay tuned for part 2!!! 😀