I grew up in Georgia so the song "A Rainy Night in Georgia" is one of my favorites. And lately, it's been raining ... all over the world ... it seems. We've had a very wet fall in the South. Around Louisiana, there has been a lot of flooding. We're used to this in the spring but the fall? A little different. Of course, it always seems to rain a bit when we have two major events--a fall arts festival and the state fair. Both of these big outdoor productions sure do suffer when the weather is wet and cold. But there is something about a cool rainy day that just begs for a good book, some chocolate and a pot of hot tea or coffee. So I try to look for the blessings in this rain--the lush green of my potted plants before they get stored in a warm spot for the winter, the thankfulness of being warm and dry when I know others suffer all year long, and the ability to be able to read a good book on a day when no one wants to be outside. We know the sun will return and while this rain has caused many to suffer and lose property and crops, we know God sends the sun after the clouds are spent. And even though we're still in October, the dreariness of this rainy season makes me remember November and the changing of the seasons. Change is never easy and sometimes, even Mother Nature has a hard time accepting it, I think.
What is your favorite time of the year?