When the wind’s sweet breath
Drives the summer heat away,
I know without a doubt
That autumn is on its way!
The world becomes a blur of color;
It is glorious to look around!
Summer’s green leaves begin to turn
Shades of red, orange, golden, and brown.
Autumn is a time for pumpkins;
For mild weather and blue skies;
For family gatherings, thankful hearts;
For yummy smells and apple pies!
Yet, one day, winter’s chill will strike,
And it will leave the trees bare.
Together, we will rake up the fallen leaves,
And we’ll shiver in the icy air.
Each season of life
Is a gift from God above.
Thank Him for His wonderful world;
Thank Him for His love.
Though our lives change often,
Our God remains the same.
He’s got a plan for each one of us,
and we can put our trust in His Name.
As we watch the seasons shift,
As beautiful autumn begins;
Let’s praise and thank our unchangeable God
For His love that never ends!
“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.” Hebrews 13:8
“He fills my life with good things, so that I stay young and strong like an eagle.” Psalm 103:5
“For I know the plans I have for you.” Jeremiah 29:11
(Mary Drew Bult is a member of First Presbyterian Church in Columbia, SC. She writes and draws for each issue of The ARP Magazine. This poem was printed in the September/October 2021 issue.)