Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Finally Cool Weather

It's finally cooling off here in Alabama, after a particularly hot summer. It is supposed to warm back up to the 80's in the next few days, though, so we're not through with summer temperatures just yet.

It's been really fun the last few days, as it really has felt like football weather outside. I remember going to games as a teenager and being all bundled up with layers of sweatshirts and coats and shared blankets. And we were still cold. Of course, the shared blankets were partially an excuse to cuddle up to the current sweetheart in public, but we really were cold.

For the last few years there has hardly been a reason to even wear a heavy coat until maybe the end of the season. Now don't get me wrong; it does get raw cold in Alabama. It's just we get our really cold weather in January through March. I remember a Valentine's date my now hubby and I had that was snowed out. So I'm not saying all this as a defense of those who believe in Global Warming. I will admit, though, that there does seem to have been a climate shift over my lifetime. And I'm nearing 70 years old now, so I do have some perspective on the matter. Not that 70 years means much in Earth Years!! The span of the whole human race is just a blip on the radar in God's time table.

It's no wonder the Bible tells us that a day is as a thousand years and a thousand years is as a day. (2 Peter 3:8 (King James Version) But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.) God's timetable is not ours. He sees everything from a perspective we aren't capable of comprehending. So, as I reminisce about Fall weather over the last 60+ years, I am reminded of a lesson about how brief our time on this earth really is.

I pray that I use my time wisely.


Jan said...

We still have very warm weather which is fine with me since that's why we moved here. I do love the changing colors and football scene, but other than that this is a depressing time of the year as the sun moves away.

Dirty Butter said...

I've always enjoyed the beautiful weather and glorious foliage colors of Fall as much as I do the bright, fresh look of Spring. Winter, on the other hand, is very depressing.

Thanks for stopping by, Jan. I left a comment on your latest post. Thanks again for the good laugh.