As William Cullen Bryant wrote, “Autumn, the year’s last, loveliest smile.”
I like that description. Autumn’s array of color is just like a lovely smile.
I enjoy all things fall: apple picking, baking with pumpkin and spices, football games, the crisp air.
I always welcome the transition from summer to fall, ready to make soup for the first time in months and walk among the fallen leaves. I always feel ready for new endeavors at this time of year too (all the new school supplies, I suppose!). God gives us seasons so that we can enjoy his creation and embark on new things in all areas of our lives, from our faith journeys to our love lives.
Maybe it’s time to start a project or learn something new. Maybe it’s time to start a Bible study or read a new book about a saint. Maybe it’s time to enter into a new dating relationship.
Whatever this fall brings for you and me, a new season should remind us singles that God gives us seasons in our lives too, including our singleness.
So as much as you enjoy the beauty of fall, enjoy your season of singleness as well. As Ecclesiastes 3:1 reminds us, “There is an appointed time for everything,” from autumn to marriage.
For a stunning picture of autumn scenery taken by a CatholicMatch member, click here.