We’re in between seasons right now in Maryland. One day, it’s cold and you need a coat. Then a few days later, it’s warm enough for shorts and a tee-shirt. Before we know it, though, winter will settle in and we’ll be cold for months. I like these back and forth days, since they remind me that there are just some things I can’t control. Weather is one of them, and despite our best efforts, human beings still can’t make it rain or make spring come faster. Some things are just out of our control, but there are many that are.
How we approach life is one of them. Right now, there is a great deal of stress and worry about the upcoming election. Just when you think it couldn’t get any worse, another revelation about one candidate or the other. Yesterday, I made a resolution. I’m going to do a fast from the news, and instead do more praying. At this point, I don’t think there’s anything that will come out which will change my vote. If there is, I’ll hear about it from a friend rather than a reporter.
For now, I think its best to pray for our country, our leaders, and all the suffering people in the world, of which there are many. Let’s trust that God has a plan, and it’s a good one. No matter what happens in the days ahead, we’ll make it through as a people of faith. All our money has the words “In God We Trust” on it. Maybe it’s time to move that thought from our money to our heart. What a difference that would make!
This photo is from one the last rose blooms in my garden. That rose bush is hanging onto fall as long as it can, and I’m grateful for it’s effort!