I find hope in this season. I think, boy, if God can change one leaf different colors, then what can He do for me? If dying leaves can exhibit so much beauty, then what beauty lies within my sick diseased body?
If the new and the old leaves can live for a while together in harmony, then what does it say for my broken immune system, and my will to live; opposites coexisting in one body.
When I woke this morning I was so weak I didn't want to get out of bed. But I felt the cool breeze come through the window and it reminded me that I was alive and change was on it's way, for such a breeze can only happen in the fall.
Yes, fall is the signal of my new year. For me it's a time for change, hope, reevaluation and perseverance. I hold onto fall, because it is the time that I see God doing the most with His creation of nature. Without man's intervention, God determines the land scape and creates a visual masterpiece right before our eyes. This masterpiece full of wonder, mystery and contradictions, provides hope for my shattered body and spirit.
I challenge you to embrace the wonder of fall and make the changes that will help you be the best that you can be. Crawl out of your bed into the newness of life! Ground yourself in faith and the miracle of fall and see God work miracles in your life too.