I hope you’re going to get a chance to get out and enjoy the fall colors. I love how God displays His beauty even in the midst of change. The leaves are literally dying and falling off the trees this time of year and yet God makes this change such an remarkable work of art..so much so that people drive for miles to capture the fullness of the vibrant colors. Fall is a great reflection and metaphor for life. How many times have you fought change even though change is inevitable? You worry, get anxious, or stressed over a new season in life, BUT once you finally go through that change you discover the beauty of growing as a person. Maybe you now display the beauty of forgiveness, peace, joy, or have daily gratitude that you would’ve never had before.
What about physical change to your body? We are all aging daily – whether you like it or not. But, just like the trees of autumn, the beauty lasts longer if the conditions are just right… the right amount of light, water, and protection from the wind. The same is true with your beauty, strength and vitality. If you exercise daily, eat healthy, drink the proper amount of water, live clean, and have a good attitude then you will have a better chance of holding onto your beauty and health as well within your season of life. Don’t be afraid of change…open your eyes and embrace the beauty within the experience. You can you look at any kind of change as an opportunity to grow? To see the beauty instead of complaining and not dwelling on it.
Isaiah 43 18-19 reads “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a new way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.
So…change is God’s way of making a new way! May you embrace your own personal change today and see the beauty throughout.