We have had some beautiful fall days! As I look at the colorful leaves it makes me think of the words in the Bible about the vine and the branches. In the spring the trees begin to bud. They need nourishment to grow just like we need nourishment from the Word. During the summer they provide us with oxygen, shade and beauty as they are connected to the branches. Without that connection they wither and die. We too need to be connected to the Word and to prayer so that we are fed by our Heavenly Father. In the fall, (or the later years of our lives) the leaves reach their full beauty because they have continued to stay connected to the source of their lives. If we want to have our lives become full of beauty we must continue to grow in Christ.
Take another look at the beautiful leaves and think of the beauty that can be ours in Christ.