October 13th, 2009: I love this time of the year.  In Nashville we normally have beautiful falls and I think this is going to be one of them.  Summer came and went so fast it seems.  I don’t think I ever put on a swim suit.  That is getting less sad than it used to be. 

I have found that life is going faster and faster.  Now I know people always say that when you get older that happens.  But I have talked to a lot of younger folks and they are saying the same thing.  Every time I hear this or think this I remember the verse in Matthew 24:22 (NIV) that reads “If those days had not been cut short, no one would survive, but for the sake of the elect those days will be shortened”. 

Now I know what some of you may be thinking, oh she is one of those who believe we are closing in on the last days.  Well, I guess I am.  Okay, I have gone out on a limb here but as I’ve gotten older I have also found that I tend to be a bit bolder.  (This could be bad).  It’s just when I read the Bible, I see so many things that are beginning to happen today that the Lord and the Prophets told us would start in the days leading up to the return of the Lord, Jesus.  They seem to fit the headlines we see every day.

 I have said often times when I am speaking that I wish I had been born back in the Leave it to Beaver days.  Well, that isn’t my recollection of the past and it certainly isn’t an example of the world we live in today.  I have come to terms with the fact that for whatever reason the Lord has put me here for “such a time as this”. Esther 4:14 (NIV)   I have to admit there are days that I feel like I am hanging on by my fingernails.  But when I think of the glory to come…. I am immediately put in that state of peace and I remember what our Lord said in John 14:27 (NIV).  “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you.  I do not give to you as the world gives.  Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid”.   So I guess if I am going to stand on His words to us, I have to grab hold of the Word more and more to make sense of all I am seeing around me.  I sometimes forget in the rush of this world who I am in Christ.  I think that is something the Lord has been trying to get in my head a lot lately. 

I was reminded of a wonderful verse yesterday in a Bible study I attend.  It’s a verse I love in Ephesians. In Ephesians 1:18 (NIV)  Paul writes to the believers of Jesus, “I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which He has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and His incomparably great power for us who believe”.  Seasons and times change but for those of us who know Jesus we can be sure and have confidence that His Word never changes and His promises never fail.  

Happy Fall,


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