Texas is not in fall colors unless you count wheat colored grass or mild brown and barely yellow.
1 Thessalonians 3
3 Therefore when we could bear it no longer, we were willing to be left behind at Athens alone, 2 and we sent Timothy, our brother and God's coworker in the gospel of Christ, to establish and exhort you in your faith, 3 that no one be moved by these afflictions. For you yourselves know that we are destined for this. 4 For when we were with you, we kept telling you beforehand that we were to suffer affliction, just as it has come to pass, and just as you know. 5 For this reason, when I could bear it no longer, I sent to learn about your faith, for fear that somehow the tempter had tempted you and our labor would be in vain.
6 But now that Timothy has come to us from you, and has brought us the good news of your faith and love and reported that you always remember us kindly and long to see us, as we long to see you— 7 for this reason, brothers, in all our distress and affliction we have been comforted about you through your faith. 8 For now we live, if you are standing fast in the Lord. 9 For what thanksgiving can we return to God for you, for all the joy that we feel for your sake before our God, 10 as we pray most earnestly night and day that we may see you face to face and supply what is lacking in your faith?
11 Now may our God and Father himself, and our Lord Jesus, direct our way to you, 12 and may the Lord make you increase and abound in love for one another and for all, as we do for you, 13 so that he may establish your hearts blameless in holiness before our God and Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus with all his saints.
Pennsylvania is showing the beauty of fall!!!
The Holy Spirit uses the Word "Beloved" 66 Times in the New Testament
Paul uses the Word "Beloved" 31 Times
The Holy Spirit uses the Word "Love" 235 Times in the New Testament
James, the Brother of Christ, writes 4 Chapters and uses Beloved and Love 6 times. Jude 4 Times in one Chapter.
John one of the most eloquent of Jesus' writers - 25 Times.
This won't even begin to encompass words like care, concern, genuine, encouragement, zeal, sincerity, commitment, standing firm, faith, and hope.
10 Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Outdo yourselves in honoring one another. 11 Do not let your zeal subside; keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. 12 Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, persistent in prayer.
so that you may know the certainty of the things you have been taught
Abba, our Abba,
As the many children of Our Heavenly Father. Not our earthly fathers limited as mortal, our Heavenly Father in Love and abundant mercy.
Be glad, O children of Zion, and rejoice in the LORD your God, for He has given the early rain for our vindication; He has poured down for you abundant rain, the early and the latter rain, as before.
Father, You give us Jesus, eternity, Your forgiveness, Your mercy and in Thanksgiving Joy. We live, and this is given to us. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over.
In this mighty journey we will be steadfast in You. Lifting to You, the ones we Love, and our cares. This Nation and the world asking You with Hope, Faith and Love. The Name of Jesus covers us. Amen.
♔ Lord Jesus Saves †