Updated: Aug 18
Autumn signals nature’s burst of celebration. As the painted trees respond to the crisp whispers of wind, scarlet and amber windchimes compose a symphony of soft, rich, harmonious tones. The bounty of summer has been harvested, but the leaves have more to give.
After transferring necessary nutrients back into the tree’s framework, this work of art responds to the tickle of light breezes; the leaves are beckoned to let go and sail gracefully to the ground. There, the wind choreographs the performance of a grand waltz.
Now comforting the earth with a layer of protection, this blanket of autumn leaves is not silent. Now is the time for God’s preparations to take place behind the scenes. The leaves now help prepare the soil for the anticipated birth of spring plants by contributing their nutrients and aiding in water absorption.
Autumn is a reminder of God’s desire to empower and strengthen us for the upcoming season. We can be assured, when life seems dormant, God is well preparing us for the season ahead.
“See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.”
(Isaiah 43:19, NIV)