For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our house which is from heaven: If so be that being clothed we shall not be found naked. For we that are in this tabernacle do groan, being burdened: not for that we would be unclothed, but clothed upon, that mortality might be swallowed up of life.
2 Corinthians 5:2-4

Fall has arrived and winter will be closing in many parts of our country, in short life gives way to death. And except for the evergreen our landscapes seem bare.

Depression and lonesomeness can overcome even amid the bustle of Christmas. Come mid January all the holidays’ joy is forgotten when there is no distraction.

Yet, the seasons should teach us a lesson of hope. That Jesus is our Dayspring. No amount of winter chill or tragedy in life can separate us from our sure Blessed Hope.

Rom 8:39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.


Autumn is nature’s display
Of trees in their glory and diver array
The cost of this canvass of wonder and skill
Is a merciless frost an a hoary chill
Beneath the soil and covered sod
Nature waits on the ageless God
Be not fearful, O be not alarmed
Spring shall resurrect all that is harmed
Emmanuel is God’s display
Of love and mercy in tender array
The price of redemption The Son was killed
Bearing our sins on Calvary’s hill
Beneath the soil and covered sod
The saints wait the trump of God
Be not weary O be not dismay
The Dayspring shall call them forth on that wonderful day


Luke 1:78-79 Through the tender mercy of our God; whereby the dayspring from on high hath visited us, To give light to them that sit in darkness and [in] the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.

Yours Truly

Bill West.