Autumn Patience

A Monthly Holiday Devotions Ezine with a new holiday devotional for the month of October entitled, Autumn Patience.

7Be patient, then, brothers, until the Lord's coming. See how the farmer waits for the land to yield its valuable crop and how patient he is for the autumn and spring rains. 8You too, be patient and stand firm, because the Lord's coming is near.

19My brothers, if one of you should wander from the truth and someone should bring him back, 20remember this: Whoever turns a sinner from the error of his way will save him from death and cover over a multitude of sins.
James 5:7-8 & 19-20, New International Version

Autumn Patience--that is a rather unusual title for a devotion, is it not? Somehow I view autumn a little differently when I think of myself as being the in "autumn" of my life. About 10 years ago, a friend said to me, "Just think Linda, you are approaching the 'old age of youth,' but look at me, I am already in the 'youth of old age.'" Well, here it is 10 years later, and I must say I am certainly approaching the youth of old age.

As my husband and I chatted today, we were discussing the change in our attitudes as we approach retirement years. It seems as though we have an increasing sense of, "What did I do with my life, and how can I change that now?" Things that once mattered are no longer priorities.

When I read James 5:7-8, shown above, I thought that perhaps that was really what James was getting at. He urges those who are suffering to have patience, just as a farmer does who waits for the autumn and spring rains.

First of all, we need to be patient as Christians because we must realize that the time of the Lord's return is certainly near. Can anyone doubt that as we watch the news that unfolds each day?

Secondly, we need to use these later years wisely, as there are not too many of them left! James urges the Christians to look out for one another.

If one of you should wander from the truth and someone should bring him back, remember this: Whoever turns a sinner from the error of his way will save him from death and cover over a multitude of sins.

That did not seem all that important years ago because it seemed as though time just stretched out before me. So, as we continue on through these fall days, I urge you to have "autumn patience," and to use the days God has given you wisely.

God Bless You,

For more devotions check my Daily Bible Devotions where we are currently going through the Bible chronologically, and have just begun the New Testament. After going through the major and minor prophets of the Old Testament, we skip forward several hundred years to see the fulfillment of those same prophecies. Zechariah was not expecting to be the one God would use to have a son who would prepare the way for the Messiah. We know the Lord is coming, but seem to think it will be for another generation--it surely will not happen in our lifetime.


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Have a great October--I will see you in November!

God Bless You,

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