i am in awe of fall.   i so appreciate the scenery God paints with each change of weather, but i have fallen in love with fall.  the glorious leaves of this season magnificently whisper to my soul that He can and does make all things beautiful in His time.  just as the leaves, i  must be willing to die.

only an awesome and intimately involved Creator could make the act of death so magnificent!  leaves, at the end their life, display beauty with such splendor that i can’t help but seek God.

so, as i daily drive past trees boldly portraying beauty in death, i ponder this question… have i settled for a life of muted tones that infrequently give Him glory, or am i daily dying to self to allow His radiance to course incomparable color through me?  no dream, idea, habit, or sin i hang on to is worth missing out on the opportunity to be a beautiful reflection of my Savior, Jesus Christ.  for me, it is a season to get busy denying and dying.

“Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.  For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it.” Matthew 16:24-25

just one of the incredible fall trees i passed today.

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