Abba, God, my Father, I gaze around as I walk and see the trees you made are wearing their late Summer green. A different green from Spring. You made so many greens.
This green reminds me that times are changing. Fruit is ripening. Nature preparing for the long night as Summer draws to a close.
Yet all around me people are preparing for a new start. A new term, a new class, school or college.
Beginnings and endings intrinsically interwoven; the very fabric of life.
Lord, the Beginning of all beginnings and End of all ends. You encompass all of life. Grant us now that awareness of your presence that inspires confidence to meet whatever the changing season brings our way.