This the time of the year nighttime temperatures have us looking around for sweaters and sweatshirts and thick quilts for the bed. Autumn is here but it won’t stay for long. It’s brevity is a part of it’s charm. In just a few, short weeks the glory of Autumn will turn into the gray of November and we will be giving thanks and looking for the perfect Frasier Fir for the corner of the family room in Granville Cottage. Like life, savor it while you can. It will be gone soon and very soon.
I don’t want to be inappropriately personal but when I wake up in the morning the first thing on my mind is a visit to the “necessary room.” It was cold in the house this morning. We are dragging our heals about turning on the heat. This time of the year I prefer it that way. We have thick covers and flannel sheets and it is a luxury to sleep soundly on a cold autumn night, but I’m really glad I didn’t have to take a path to the outhouse this morning. Cell phones, antibiotics, indoor plumbing, personal communication devices, and the amazing speed and comfort of modern travel are just a few of the dozens of reasons its good to be alive in the world right now.
I often pine about the way things used to be and for some reason I like to read others who write nostalgic pieces about the virtues of old times, but there are a lot of things about modern life that make this the best time in the history of the world to be alive on planet earth. (I often read those nostalgic articles on my computer or Kindle or iPhone). Anyway, we have no choice in the matter. In the good providence of God he placed us on this earth now for such a time as this and he equipped us for the task and time he planned for us. It’s good to be alive here and now. Since we can’t go back, let’s go forward.