I know that it's the Triune God I long for, and the arrival of the fall colors is a quiet, beautiful harbinger of the eventual end of this earthly life and the commencement of the life to come. Nature's resplendent colors during this season are, at least for me, a reminder that those of us who are fortunate enough to live the allotted "three score and ten" years (I've only lived two score and ten of them, thus far, but I have my fingers prayerfully crossed that more will follow) must not forget that winter is . . . not far off.
With gratitude, joy, and peace, I want to welcome the approaching winter of my life, even though it may be a ways away just yet. But most of all, I pray the Lord will grant me the graces necessary to be ready to go be with Him on that day when all the leaves of my life have fallen and the snow lays thick upon the frozen ground. How I want to be with Him and His friends forever in that land of eternal spring!
“I believe that I shall see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living!” (Psalm 27:13)
“The glory of young men is their strength, but the beauty of old men is their gray hair” (Proverbs 20:29).
|The leaves are bright and beautiful, but not for long. Winter will be here soon.|
|This is a house I pass by on my short drive into town. This particular tree is quite spectacular.|