It’s been a wonderful summer – hot and dry – maybe sometimes too hot; but I am not complaining. My garden has far exceed expectations: beans, zucchini, tomatoes and Swiss chard galore. August has ended. September has arrived and the new fall semester has begun. As if on cue, the weather has begun to turn cooler and wetter. Maybe that’s a good thing as we have to turn our attention to other concerns – fewer distractions.
On one of those warm summer days just past, I went for my usual weekly walk in Rainbow Park. It is always a visual delight wandering through Rainbow Park, especially so in the summer time. I have a favorite bench. As I sat, I am pondering the words of Jesus to his disciples: No need to worry; I know when the tiniest sparrow falls to the ground. You are worth more than many sparrows. I know the number of hairs on your head. You are in my hands.Suddenly, I am surrounded by a flock of small birds, flitting here and darting there among the flowers and shrubs of the nearby flower bed. Sparrows! – a visual reminder of my inner contemplation.
The colours of fall are beginning to appear. A new semester, with familiar challenges and the prospect of new ones, lies before me. The words of David – psalmist, songwriter, poet – eloquently capture the lesson from the sparrows: “You are ever-present with me; at all times you go before me. I will not live in fear or abandon my calling because You stand at my right hand [ Psalm 16:8; The Voice].
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