I just spent my morning walking to and from the pumpkin patch with a gaggle of kindergarteners. Even here in this warm little city, the leaves are starting to fall. They scrape the ground and crunch under footfall. There’s a breeze today and my neighbor’s tea olive is smelling so sweet. It’s a good day.
And no defeat or disappointment can steal that away.
Lucy Maud Montgomery was right: I AM so glad I live in a world where there are of Octobers.
It didn’t start out that way. I started this Wednesday with an unsettled heart and a confused spirit. I kept circling round and round the same old things until my heart was so ruffled, I didn’t know which way was up.
I’ve learned how to stop that circling lately. I start to read God’s Word aloud. There is power and hope there.
One of my favorites is Psalm 27. I like to read the whole Psalm out loud but it’s verse 13 that cuts away just like the Word is made to do.
Hope fills up disappointment. Belief colors in despair. I’m praying for you today. That whether you are heart ruffled or so glad for an October day, you know that you know that you know you will see God’s goodness here on earth.