Sunday, August 31, 2008

On the Threshold


I just love this picture.It speaks to me of opening a door on a new season,thus leaving the old one behind.We stand upon the threshold of the Autumn season.A time of new things.Perhaps a new school,new clothes and new books.A new teacher,new friends,a new life perhaps."See,I am doing a new thing!""declares the Lord" in Isaiah 43:19.It is the season of harvest.Of ripening corn and apples and pumpkins.The season of growth is past and now we reap an abundant and hearty bounty.We enjoy the fruits of our labors."And let us not get tired of well- doing,for at the right time we will get in the grain,if we do not give way to weariness."(Galatians 6:9,Bible in Basic English)We look ahead to a time of giving thanks to our wonderful creator God who has blessed us with all of His bounty,both heavenly and earthly"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,who has blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ."(Ephesians 1:3)."The eyes of all look expectantly to You,andYou give them their food in due season."(Psalm 145:15, New King James Version).We,as children of God can look forward with faith and hope to this new season for the God who created the seasons themselves will continue to provide all we need both spiritually and physically.His provision may come in a new and unexpected way.But His provision will be there.Always.At just the right time.No matter what the headlines say about our economy,the God who sent His only Son to die for us will be with us in this new season.Are you ready to step over the threshold?I am.
Blessings~Sharon

12 comments:

Jo said...

Ah the thresholds of life... seems your blog stepped over one of it's own quite recently and may I say it's breathtaking, dear friend, as are your wind-swept thoughts... they're almost prayer-like as they anticipate Autumn...
Hugs,
Jo

Sharon said...

Thank you dearest friend Jo for your kind words here.Have a blessed week.Love~Sharon

Denise said...

Beautiful thoughts !!!!

Sharon said...

Thank you Denise!Blessings~Sharon

Barbara said...

Yes it is a beautiful picture Sharon and could have many interpretations. I like yours.

The rain is a relief to you and we just long for the sun.

Sharon said...

Thanks so much Barbara,both for stopping by and for your kind comments.:-)Blessings~Sharon

The Cutest Cottage Lamps said...

Hi Sharon, thank you for your nice comments on my blogpage! It's always a surprise to see a new visitor! I love your part of Oregon too - I love the rain, but my husband would rather live in the snow - However we both love it here in Central Oregon, it's so beautiful too! I have added your blog to my list, please come visit anytime!
xxooo
Marilyn

Sharon said...

Hello Marilyn:
Great to see you!I love both the rain and the snow so I am glad we live where we do.Central Oregon is not far and we get plenty of rain here in the Willamette Valley.And then there is the beauty of this state as you mentioned...It's a great place to live.Blessings~Sharon xoxoxo

Mimi said...

I just love your new look...and your thoughts of autumn with this picture make me want to be there...
thanks for your post...and for your kind comments when you visit me...
Mimi

Sharon said...

Hi Mimi!
Thank you so much for stopping by.I am glad to know you like my blog's new autumn"wardrobe."I had a lot of fun fixing it up.I especially love my"orange slice"clock.The minute I saw it I knew it was"the one"for my new look.Have a blessed weekend Mimi!~Sharon

Debbie in CA : ) said...

What a refreshing read! I feel simply wonderful after bathing in the delightful collection of encouragement from the Word that you have festooned your post with. Yes, I love the threshold to Autumn. The waning days of summer leave me parched and withered (as much of my garden reflects). I anxiously peer into the heavens in eager anticipation of the first delicious rainfall of the season. A chill wind, a splash, a call to cover -- how I long for it. Your fall decor brings a smile to my face. I'm thinking of crunchy walks among the leaves, applecrisp pudding for dessert, and the amber glow of an autumn sunset. What a precious gift from you to me -- let's celebrate beauty ever-changing! Thanks for the smile, friend! : )

Sharon said...

And thank you dear Debbie for bringing a smile to my face as well.Your kind and lovely words bless and inspire.Peace~Sharon