So, this arrived in my email this morning:

And I’m not even a little bit ashamed to say that I rushed right out to Starbucks to get my Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew this morning. It just so happens I was having a physically distanced, outdoor coffee with a colleague, so I had a good excuse to go get my favourite Starbucks item ever.

Now, there are those who love Pumpkin Spice, and those who hate Pumpkin Spice. I’ll give you three guesses as to which one I am.

But what I love most about the time of year when all-the-pumpkin-spiced things begin to show up in grocery stores and coffee shops is that it signals the change of a season. It means Summer (which I love) is starting to melt into Autumn (which I also love). And there is just something magic about this time in-between, when we’re not quite in Summer and not quite in Autumn.

Even in 2020, when so many things are uncertain, when anxiety hangs in the air like fog, when we struggle to know what to do or how to be, there is just something magical about seeing one season slowly change into another. It’s a kind of transformation that always tugs at my heart strings. It reminds me that nothing last forever (in both good and bad ways). It reminds me that seasons change, but God is constant. It reminds me that I don’t have as much control as I like, and though that makes me uncomfortable, it’s actually a good thing. Because God who is beyond me, IS in control. And I know I can trust Him to make all things work together for good.

So until tomorrow, dear friends, I invite you to trust God, to cast your cares on Him, to know even the seasons are in the palm of His hand.

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