This week’s article is written by Ted Kornegay, a member of Godfrey First United Methodist Church, 1100 Airport Road.
My friend and I have taken four trips during the fall season of colors.
Each one was to a different area here in the Midwest: (1) to Calhoun County, where hills and rivers and colorful trees made up the landscape, (2) to Pike County during their celebration of fall colors with road stands and a court house lawn full of goodies for sale, (3) to Parke County, Ind., where we were a week late for their countywide celebration. There, besides the colors, they have numerous covered bridges you can visit and photograph. (4) To take a boat ride on the Mississippi, where the shoreline bursts out with colorful beauty from Grafton to Alton and thereabout.
In Ecclesiastes 3 we read: “To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.”
The beauty of God’s earth changes daily and it is ours to explore and experience excitement. Good times and bad times come to all; this we know and we can prepare ourselves for these predictable changes, but some things are beyond our control.
We feel rewarded in viewing the beauty that God has made for us. So we must make the best of our lives as we take advantage of the gifts God has given us.