Can’t you feel it in the air? The crisper breeze and cooler weather it makes you know it’s coming. Football season. I was able to see my nephew play his first game of the season. I was so proud of him. He was a great team player, he’s just a good kid! We live behind our church and school and we can literally hear every football game on our school’s sports complex. I love it. The sound of the crowd cheering, the announcer calling out the football names and numbers. Seeing the first leaves starting to just ever so slightly change colors. AHHH! Fall.
I have always enjoyed fall. There is just something sharper about the sky more clear when there is a hint of chill in the air. Long sleeves and cool jogging pants, love them, so comfy. Louisville may have all the allergy problems that come from the Ohio valley but we also have the privilege of enjoying the changing seasons. Not that this summer was very hot, it was not. Still there is a feeling that we are right on the verge of a new season, a new beginning, a new opportunity.
Don’t you feel so refreshed when you have had a good night’s rest and you wake up to a beautiful bright morning, it is the best time of the day. Anything is possible in the morning. You feel like you can make so many great things happen. You know that feeling? Not the Monday morning feeling but the Saturday early morning, before all of your errands, feeling. Feeling fresh and new like we can change things today and make good choices.
I bet you that when God looks at us that feeling I am describing is what He feels. Every time He looks at us with forgiveness and unconditional love He feels that renewal, that surge of energy and limitless possibilities that today we will make the right choices, change things and do good. Isn’t that a wonderful image to have of God that instead of looking at all the bad things we have done and thought, he looks at the potential and opportunity of growth and love we have before us. We should use that which God gives to us; a new season, a new day, a new morning. We should do all that we can each day and look at our life as we do on that refreshed morning and how God does each morning, even Mondays. How different would our days be.