the beauty of autumn.
The other day as i walked outside, i was surprised to find the beginnings of autumn all around me. the cool, crisp, and refreshing breeze. the newly changed red and yellow leaves beginning to fall. and the neighborhood kids in their jeans and t-shirts instead of shorts and tanks.
the beauty of this world is amazing. the views, the sounds, the fragrances, the sights, the colors. everything i see, so fresh and alive. my mind cannot grasp how wonderful and precise it all is. the oh so high mountains in the distance, the pitter patter of rain softly lullabying me to sleep, the swiftly flowing rivers carrying baby fish away to sea, the bright redness on the juicy apples on the tree. i stand in awe of how each leaf, so delicate and different is each one, flutter to the ground as fall enters out world. i gaze above at the stars the gather as the moon pushes out and the sun begins to fade away as another night comes along. i stop in my tracks to listen to the hundreds of crickets leaping around the flowerbeds and yellow petals swaying in the breeze. however, there is still more.
not that we can see. but to look forward to in heaven. oh how much more glorious it will be when we gather together before the KING! the angels will sing songs of praise and thanksgiving, HIS children will dance to the sound of HIS loving voice, and GOD's love will be returned and HIS deserving praise will be heard all around.
although the earth is filled with many amazing treasures, gorgeous voices of nature, and unexplainable wonders of the land, nothing is greater than the sights and sounds we will see in heaven. i thank GOD for HIS beautiful creation. but, no matter how refreshing the breeze, no matter how beautiful the fragrance of fresh flowers, no matter how intriguing the design of each and every leaf, plant, and animal, nothing is more beautiful than the LORD our GOD and HIS miraculous works, not even autumn.
[Pslam 29:2] Give unto the LORD the glory due to His name; Worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness.