9.19.2006

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.

18 comments:

kars said...

"If this world, took seven days, and He's been working up there for 2000 years, Man...this is like living in a garbage can."
-- Keith Green.

kars said...

"If this world, took seven days, and He's been working up there for 2000 years, Man...this is like living in a garbage can."
-- Keith Green.

Sean said...

ahah...his name is keith..nice post...fall is the best:)

kars said...

all the seasons are good. but fall is the prettiest. it has the most change. fall and spring i guess.
cause i was born in spring. : )

keke. hahaa. too funnay.

A Web Professional said...

Say no to Google!!!!!

joel sczebel said...

hehehehe that was me.

damaris said...

didn't read this post yet.
i'm sure it's good kars. but i'm afraid it'll make me want a real fall...with coloured leaves...
then i'll get all discontent with the ocean and run off to virginia to see fall...
haha.
i'll read it. can't be any worse than my cousins calling to brag about the latest low temperatures n ashburn. haha.

kara warnock said...

oh joel patrick, you are so sneaky.

danny said...

wow, that was good, it was really descriptive. I could almost feel autumn at my fingertips. yes, i totally agree, how more wonderful heaven will be, in the presence of the Creator. I'll look forward to that moment, and when it comes, i'll know i did good.
Great post kara.

--Daniel--

janc said...

what did you do to deserve doing "good" in the presence of GOD. or did i read wrong.
haha
ohh haha you know im kidding daniel, and i don't hate you nearly as much as your little trumpet buddy : )
lol nah

later.

kars said...

wow cant believe you guys finally made a comment.

daniel hope you got my email.

janc have fun in the world of xanga without me. way to go for abandoning me. =P

kars said...

wow cant believe you guys finally made a comment.

daniel hope you got my email.

janc have fun in the world of xanga without me. way to go for abandoning me. =P

kars said...

do you know what??
i'm having really bad luck with doubles today. oh maaan.

Elizabeth said...

you are hyper,hyper, and click,click happy,happy. haha


i love fall. makes me want to take pictures.
i dig that quote. i am stealing it.
keith... hahaha.
the first snow fall is pretty sweet too!

i (heart) you kars.

kars said...

fall is my favorite season i think. cause it's got it all. fall and spring. both good. [i was born in spring hahaa].

als: have you been with felix much today??
i (heart) you too honey.

kars said...

no double!! hahaa i did it!!

and; it is a good quote. a lady told me about it on the rebelution forum. // good stuff.

als said...

who is felix?

kars said...

felix is your tasty phone.

"call me"
"i'll stalk you"

hahahaa i cant remember your line als.