As the days once again shorten after high summer, and the sun follows its unvarying path down from its height, winter feels unimaginably distant. Yet we know that with the regularity of the seasons it will inevitably return. So too in our interior lives do we forget times of difficulty or want when we are in the midst of abundance. Ups and downs certainly come, but we do not place our hope in the changing circumstances of life. Christ, who is our King, rules the universe, His Father having placed all things under His feet. It is there that our peace can be found––the peace of His Kingdom. We place our trust in His power to claim us as His own despite our wandering and confusion, our disappointments and our distractions.