Friday, October 12, 2018

Leaves and lilies - watch for beauty

Oct 12, (230 words)
Being amazed at the color and variety of the leaves was a choice I made on our drive back from Nova Scotia.  Flower gardens amaze us with their colors and variety.  Gemstones amaze us with their colors and variety.  Take these small things and multiply their size by 10,000-fold and you get the big-picture-scope of the fall colors. 
Gemstones are expensive.  Flowers can be expensive too.  But the tree leaves are there for our enjoyment (even though the price of gas is getting more and more costly).

King Solomon in all his splendor wasn’t dressed as the lilies of the field.  “But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?” (Mat 6:30)

Solomon said that life is too short - what is there for us but to fear God and take pleasure in the work of our hands.

The idea here is that we are under God, we are his.  Out of this context, we are freed to enjoy life and the world around us as we wait and work (can I say eagerly) for the eternity with him.

This is God’s gift to us – through his son Jesus – the Lord and Christ.  “Thanks God, for the leaves and the beauty all around us!”

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