Spring used to be my favorite season.
Now it’s fall.
I wonder if that is a result of growing older (barely).
I have a theological rationalization handy, of course. You see, the biblical themes of maturation, glorification, reaping and eschatology are just as vital as the biblical theme of regeneration, new life. History moves toward harvest, autumn.
Surely there will be Ferris wheels, funnel cake and pecan pie in the resurrection.
I’m grateful, though, that each year we experience the whole cycle of seasons, that we taste this repetition of death, rebirth, glorification and feasting. My other favorite season is whichever one comes next.