The Great Gatsby: “Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.”
Many people think that spring is the season of renewal, and in many ways, it is. The earth turns green again after the starkness of winter. However, I have always preferred fall. I love the colors, the air, the sense of purpose when crops are harvested.
And perhaps that is the real reason behind my love affair with this season, the reminder of the harvest. As I grow older (and older), the law of the harvest has taken on greater meaning. The Bible teaches us that which we sow, we shall also reap.
We see that in our bodies: a lifetime of poor eating and lack of exercise comes back to haunt those of us who neglected our health. We see it in our relationships: stinginess in words and deed results in loneliness and regret. Similarly, good habits and kindness are rewarded with health and tender, loving relationships.
This I know for sure: the law of the harvest cannot and will not be denied.