The wild November comes at last.
I ask—ask the God of our Master, Jesus Christ, the God of glory—to make you intelligent and discerning in knowing him personally, your eyes focused and clear, so that you can see exactly what it is he is calling you to do, grasp the immensity of this glorious way of life he has for his followers, oh, the utter extravagance of his work in us who trust him—endless energy, boundless strength!
~ Ephesians 1:18-19
November is my favorite month. Thanksgiving! I love all the joys of Thanksgiving, the prayers, the focus, the stories I get to read to the kids at school…I just love it!
In the calendar year, it is almost the end, the time when we have some aha moments in reflecting on what has gone before. The year may not have gone that way we planned, but that doesn’t make it a bad year.
We have become formed and shaped by the word of God and the way we apply it to our circumstances. We have done our best to help God see it our way, and mostly, we learn how to listen better to the one to whom we have given our lives and be thankful for the way things actually turned out.
The leaves are falling, we can see the sky just a bit more clearly, and the color is amazing! We celebrate the lives of those who have gone on before us, we look with a little more focus at those who remain. We have many unanswered questions, but we know who we have believed for the answers.
In this red, orange, yellow, brown month, let us give thanks for all that has gone before, the wisdom to move forward in love and all that is to come.
Tis a Gift to Be Simple – Judy Collins
Because of Him,