Just as sure as the sun rises and falls each day, you can bet on the first cold front of the year to finally make it all the way down to Florida about this time. As a matter of fact, since I moved to Florida years ago I have tracked the date of the first cold front each Fall and it always comes through within a week either side of October 7th. Here it is the 9th and Mother Nature is right on schedule.
As I go about my chores with all of my animals, I notice they are a little friskier than usual and I have to be a little more careful in keeping an eye on them. When they are both cool and hungry, they really want to run for their breakfast, unlike the summer when they just kind of lazily saunter about. And I notice that my energy level is higher and I have more of it and, to top things off, I don't find myself soaking in sweat as early as sun up like I do in August.
We are certainly blessed to have a loving Father who took the time to create our world and our solar system in such a way as to make things more beautiful and more interesting, for the changing of the seasons is something I look forward to as each season offers something special to witness. And while I sometimes complain about the heat and humidity of summer, it does allow the earth to flourish and produce as part of her natural cycle of life. So for those of you who don't believe in a Supreme Being, that think something like a Big Bang created all of this, I would ask you to spend some time in the great outdoors, looking and listening and thinking. Nothing so precious, so precise and so wonderfully well organized could have been just a case of luck. No, my friends, a mighty God, one who cares for us and loves us, put it all together for us to care for and enjoy and I thank Him every day for the wonders of our world.
I always feel better when I take a moment to think about and write about His creation. It offers true peace, real hope and the knowledge that change will always take place but He is overseeing it and watching it. Sometimes we don't understand why things happen the way we do, but rest assured that He has a purpose for everything that happens and we are supposed to learn from it. Just watch and ponder, you'll figure out what it is.
God bless you all and have a great day. Always keep Him in your heart.