Thought for the Month – October

Autumn, October my favourite month. Spring is lovely but a very busy time, spring cleaning, sowing seed and digging the garden. Summer, wonderful holidays, outings with the family, and visitors but then comes October, so much less to do, much calmer and usually some good weather. The trees are wonderful colours, walking is a pleasure and yes who doesn’t like to shuffle through the piles of crackly leaves?

In the King James’ version of the Bible autumn is only mentioned once but in newer versions  there are between six and fourteen mentions of harvest or autumn. Of course, as with many verses in the Bible the words may not mean exactly what they say. So here are three verses for you to think about as you take a lovely Autumn walk.

Genesis 8 v22
While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest and cold and heat and summer and winter and day and night shall not cease.

Psalm 126 v5&6
Those who sow with tears will reap with songs of joy. Those who go out weeping and carrying seed to sow will return with songs of joy carrying sheaves with them.

Deuteronomy 11v14
Then I will send rain on your land in its season both autumn and spring rains so that you may gather in your grain, new wine and olive oil,

by Lesley Barton