Welcome to winter

Welcome to Winter

According to the calendar, this past week ushered in the start of winter. Hey! Whatever happened to autumn? Sure, we had a few lovely autumnal days here and there, but over the last few months, we have had many days of summer type weather lingering longer than it was welcome, as well as some wintery blasts of cold air to give us a taste of what is still to come. We also had some welcome showers of rain this last week – pray that there will be plenty more in the coming weeks.

The changeable nature of weather is to be expected. This is typical of our South Australian climate. It is quite normal to have such fluctuations in temperatures and weather patterns. Praise be to God that He never changes. We trust in a faithful God, one who can always be relied upon, one who is unchanging.

There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under the heavens:
    a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance… (Ecclesiastes 3 NIV)


He will also keep you firm to the end, so that you will be blameless on the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.  God is faithful, who has called you into fellowship with his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. (1 Cor. 1: 8 – 9)


Mt Lofty Botanic Gardens near Adelaide, South Australia