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!”

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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