The leaves on the trees which line our lane are starting to fall. The wind has whipped them off and they lay like a golden shroud on the frost-tipped grass.
Winter waits…its time is near.
There are some pluses though; with the trees eventually bare I will be able to see the mountains on a clear day. Like the Promised Land, I know they are there and will just have to wait for God’s time to reveal them.
The tress look half dressed with bits of their autumn finery still clinging to them. They seem reluctant to accept their coming nakedness.
I sit with my Max Lucado book in my lap. I’m supposed to be preparing my Friday Bible Study but I am pondering the changes in nature and the changes in my life.
I saw my best friend Mary the other day. She had moved into a Seniors Residence a year or so ago and I miss her. She is a “listener” and I am a “talker”; we make a good team. When she first left our condo, I was heartbroken and arrived at her new home teary-eyed. But now things are easier. Her life has changed somewhat and so has mine. The new lady in her condo and I have become friends. But Mary will always have a special place in my heart.
The ongoing ‘march’ of the seasons changes a lot of things…nature moves along and so must we. Change can be bitter sweet with winter setting to sleep the garden and grasses, but spring will soon return and satisfy our hope for the planted seeds and sunshine …all reminding us of God’s continuing plan for all of us.
Life mimics the seasons of nature and like the planted seed, we grow, flourish and then go to our winter place of rest. But the road traveled is exciting and God shines on every aspect of our journey.
I see His hand in all these changes. Both the seasons of nature and the seasons of life are so full of promise. So, I accept those things like deeper wrinkles, turning up the sound on the TV remote and driving during less busy hours. I pray for the wisdom to keep trusting Him in whatever lies ahead. He has always been a faithful friend and who knows what special plans he has for me tomorrow.