A change of Season
It's hard to believe that Labor Day is upon us and summer is officially drawing to a close. Summer is a welcome time of being in a different rhythm, having adventures, and being with family and friends in a relaxed way. But it's also nice to return to the more structured schedule of fall. This week-end will be a transition, a time for celebrating summer fun and getting ready for the fall.
This Sunday our psalm helps us to reflect on the importance of marking the change in seasons with celebration. Psalm 81 was written as a hymn to be sung during the Festival of Booths, a fall harvest celebration. It was a time to give God thanks for the bounty of the earth and to have a good time with family and friends.
When we think about cook-outs, back-to-school sales, and the last hurrah of summer, we give God thanks for all that has been and all that is to come.
I look forward to celebrating God's goodness, the goodness of creation and the gift of community this Sunday.
Sing with joy to God our strength
and raise a loud shout to the God of Jacob.
But Israel would I feed with the finest wheat
and satisfy him with honey from the rock.
Psalm 81: 1, 16
Yours in Christ,