I LOVE Autumn! I enjoy the crisp mornings at 5am when I let my dogs out in the backyard. Watching the change of colors is always a thrill for me and one that signals cooler days to come. This past weekend we had to pull our garden out and I put all my flower bins away until spring. My husband takes the leaves falling as a personal challenge to rake on a daily basis. Lately, after he rakes our myriad of leaves within hours it would appear that he never raked which causes angst for him. Sometimes I want to run out and jump in the pile he already has created but I know that it would not elicit a laugh but merely a smirk on his part. Weather is definitely the orchestra conductor of the fall colors. The brilliant reds, yellows, orange, and yes, even purple colors combine for a spectacular autumn tapestry.
So how do leaves help me in my walk of faith? I like to think that like snowflakes, each leaf is unique. God gives us so many life changes that remind us of our uniqueness and I believe the leaves changing colors and falling in autumn reminds me to stop and enjoy the colors. Fall reminds me that change is inevitable and the passage of fall into winter is yet another time to look to God for strength. Ecclesiastes 3:1 is a perfect scripture to serve as a reminder that for God and us, “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens…” Try to enjoy the autumn colors before they are too soon gone and the trees bare (except for the Oak tree). Just as God created all the leaves so He created us is His image. Ephesians2:10 is a great reminder of just how special we are to God with all our brilliant fall colors. “We are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.” Go ahead, jump in a few piles of leaves. I dare you.
God bless you richly,