Fall is my favorite season because it reminds me of the weather in my home country: breezy, sunny and cool. You see, I am originally from Costa Rica and the weather is pretty cool all year long. So when fall comes around, Texas feels that much more like home to me. When I first came here, I had never seen a tree without leaves or experienced snow and winter weather.
It was an amazing experience, but it was hard because we were in a strange place trying to adapt to the new culture. When I look back to those days I remember growing closer to my family in the sweet times we spent together with Jesus in His Word by the fire place.
Likewise, life throws us so many difficulties, but we can rest assured that God is in control. We can trust that He is taking care of us. His Word is clear in Psalm 46:1.
“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” — Psalms 46:1
God reminded my family and me that He is for us in good times and bad times. He is faithful to keep His promises to us. My family and I love the Lord, and we have all adapted to the American culture. When fall rolls around I feel the good memories rushing back and I remember how we grew closer together, we loved deeper and we cared more for each other during that time.
So, in honor of that time, I want to share some activities you can enjoy with your family this fall. As you try these activities, I encourage you take a moment and look at your kids smiling faces, hold your spouse’s hand a little tighter, feel the breeze on your face and thank the Lord for all His goodness. Look around at the trees and creation and admire the beauty God has made for you, for your family, for everyone and fill your heart with gratitude.