And I love how the shapes of the leaves... that all throughout the summer were mute and blended... have now come alive with brilliance. Their shapes once lost in their likeness are now distinctly defined… the oak leaf with its rounded lobes … the royal diadems of the stately maple and the simplicity of the birch.... all pointing to how wonderfully creative our God is.
When I first read that… it leapt off the page and into my heart. God created this wonderful variety of trees, not only to nourish our bodies, but to nourish our souls through the portal of our eyes. He could have chosen to sustain our lives with colorless manna all of our days here on earth but He didn’t. Our God is beautiful beyond description and He went to great measure to share His beauty with us!
As autumn unfolds and the fall leaves display their beauty and dance in the sunlight, take a moment to bask in the beauty of the Lord and remind yourself that He made all this for you… simply because He loves you.
As always, I stand in awe of you as I consider the beauty of your handiwork but to consider that you were just as concerned about how I would be fed visually as well as bodily, makes my heart glad. And to think that this is all just a prelude to the beauty that awaits us in heaven with You… makes my heart sing.