Devotional: Welcome Autumn


I was outside early this morning to read my Bible and let our dog, Lilly, out when it struck me that I could feel autumn in the air.

The beginning of a new season usually finds me thinking that this is my favorite season.  Do you ever do that?

Ecclesiastes 3 considers the different life seasons we experience.  But this morning as I focused on verse 11a, “He has made everything beautiful in its time,” I expressed gratitude for:

  • the cooler mornings and evenings

  • the light rains we’ve had in North Central Texas

  • the fall colors of  nature: golds, oranges, browns, reds, and darker greens

  • and the melodic coo of doves

In the midst of all the chaos in the world, I would encourage you to take a few minutes to experience the solitude of the moment. Breathe in the fresh outside air. Take a look at the flowers blooming again and listen for the birds. 

Most importantly, take time to listen to the Lord. I challenge you, if you don’t already, begin making a list of what you are thankful for. God has given us many things to see, hear, taste, touch, and smell with the arrival of a new season. Be quick to thank Him for all the beauty He has made for us to enjoy and share that with others.

Written by WMU of Texas President Earl Ann Bumpus

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