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October 14, 2018

Lost Maples Natural Area, Texas, Author Wing-Chi Poon (CC BY-SA 2.5 Generic)

Another Autumn is upon us.  The leaves are turning brilliant shades of red and gold, their beauty a simultaneous warning of the inevitable approach of Winter and a piercing reminder of our own mortality.

Once we could bravely face the future.  But our journey and the battles fought along the way have wearied us.  We are laden with sorrows and scars.

As we grow older, many of us feel our anxieties mount.  We dread the loss of loved ones.  We fear for our finances.  We envision ourselves being overtaken by illness – our faculties dimming, our strength gone.

There is some truth to this view.  We must all eventually let go of this life.

Christians though know that Spring follows Winter, that this life is only a precursor to the next.  The poignancy of Autumn heralds the glories of a new season and a new dawn with Christ.


From → Christian, Faith, Religion

  1. I assume that sometime it will turn Fall down here, but as of yet not a leaf has turned or fallen. It’s been weird, for sure. Have a blessed Sunday, Anna!

  2. Great post Anna!
    God has beauty we have never seen awaiting those who love Him.

  3. Fall, my favorite time of the year. Well, at least it was before I moved so far south. Here the only signs of Fall are the palm branches turning yellow as they prepare for the impending dry season. Like so many up north, I knew that Fall signaled yet another cold winter was coming, and it was time to take care of plants,trees,and vegetables before the first hard freeze came.

    Even living where it’s still in the 90’s I can tell that the season is about to change. I guess I have become that “older person” who can sense the change coming. I tell my wife that I can still sense it in the air, to which she replies “really,it’s 94 degrees out”. I just smile and say “you can take me out of the country, but you will never take the country out of me”.

    • I’ve lived and worked in the city and suburbs most of my life. The rural life is new to me, but I truly love it. When I pass the fields, my heart is filled w/ such gratitude to God for His abundance.

  4. A truly beautiful post Anna. Thank you!

  5. Anna, I also get caught up in letting my aging body cause me anxieties. Vim, vigor and vitality seem only to be a memory at times. Yet we have this promise, “For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day.” (2Cor 4:16, KJV).

    Bless you dear sister!

  6. Great quote: “The leaves are turning brilliant shades of red and gold, their beauty a simultaneous warning of the inevitable approach of Winter and a piercing reminder of our own mortality.”

  7. Love this post, Anna ❤ Our leaves have left :-/ Yet a couple of days ago,
    whilst clearing the driveway for the 2nd time, I was happy to hear a hearty
    squawk or two from some die-hard Canadian Geese! 🙂 💜 Jackie@KWH

  8. This is beautifully written! Thank you!

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