Friday, October 5, 2012

Autumn in the Boonies

There’s no doubt about it. Autumn is a gorgeous time in our part of New York.

These last few weeks, every time I drive down our road and into town, I find myself gasping or murmuring, “Wow!”


Sometimes I find it truly difficult to drive while the scenery catches my eye. I can’t help but notice the beautifully formed trees dressed in flaming splendor.


Walks are better in that I can slow down and look around a bit. I bask in the glow of the golden light.


My eyes scan the ground and note the fine details of the leaves that have already fallen. The wind has shaken some leaves free and they dance down like nature’s confetti.


Even on grey days, warmth shines through the leaves that still cling to branches. They seem to glow.


I find it interesting how the hidden beauty in these leaves shows through when they begin to die. I cannot help but think of my Savior and the hidden beauty that came from His death. What an act of love.

When I look in awe at the amazing Autumn scenery, I praise God for the work He continues to do in my life. The beauty is a reminder of what was done for me, and for you, as an act of love and sacrifice.

May you be blessed, friends.