Word for the day by Christian Education Forum
First Day of Fall
St. John's MTC, NY
17 But the steadfast love of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear him, and his righteousness to children’s children
We all go through this season of fall in our lives. Nothing that is happening in our lives is a surprise to God, because he is fully aware of the circumstances of our life. “For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven” (Ecclesiastes 3:1) Nothing we experience, or going through or that we will encounter is without purpose or in due season. God promises that everything has a season making it meaningful and productive. The seasons come and go, but our focus should remain unchanged on the God who created it.
Many cultures feature fall harvest festivals and with fall also comes the Thanksgiving holiday that creates a perfect opportunity to reflect on the many blessings we have. There are blessings hidden in our lives even in disappointments. In the 2nd part of the passage it says “But from everlasting to everlasting the Lord’s love is with those who fear him, and his righteousness with their children’s children - with those who keep his covenant and remember to obey his precepts.” The Word of God is the only thing that prepares us for all things. Without His Word, it is impossible to know God’s way. We should continuously plant the seed of His Word in our hearts preparing for the next season. God’s seasons come with promises, promises of spring and new life.
Prayer: Thank you Lord for all the seasons in my life because I know that you’re in control. Father help us to trust in your plan and purpose for us even in the most disappointing situations in our life. Amen.