Greetings in the name of our
Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
As I reflect on October, the tenth month of the year of our Lord and fall is officially here, although the leaves are changing, the trees are still standing which reminds me of no matter what season some of us have gone through we are still standing personally, financially, politically and/or spiritually thanks to be God.
Still standing in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, still standing in the midst of a potential contentious presidential election, still standing in the midst of racial tensions and yet with so much division yet God is still on the throne.
Still standing as I reflect on the loving memory of my late beloved dad, Deacon James Edmonds who affectionately called dude, who went home to be with the Lord on October 1, 2011. Oh how I love and miss my daddy as I am living my life to see him on the other side.
In addition to traditionally celebrating the Columbus Day Holiday, October is also the time when many of us switch our clothing and closets around in preparation for the upcoming winter season as we change into what I call leather, sweater and jacket weather adorned with stylish boots to keep warm during those chilly fall mornings. Some of us have even had to turn on the heat just to get that morning and/or or late night chill out to periodically warm up our homes during this time of the year.
October also reminds me of harvest time where many of us have spiritual seeds planted in the ground and because of our faithfulness, we will still reap a harvest in due season as long as we continue to hold onto God's unchanging hands and stand because even the laborers are still few, the harvest is still plentiful.
Laboring in the vineyard,