Seasonal ChangesPosted: November 1, 2012
Fall is by far my favorite season. I love the changing leaves, pumpkin flavored everything, boots, scarves, cooler weather, and all the adorable trick-or-treaters that show up at our door.
I think what I have come to love most about fall though is the changes that happen with the seasons, and how those relate to seasons of life. As fall passes through we see a change, the killing off of dead plants. Some people find this sad and depressing.However, I see it as an opportunity to grow.
John 15 talks about being pruned and how after we are pruned, we are able to stay closer to God and better work to advance his kingdom. So without being pruned, having the dead and harmful things stripped away, we can’t grow closer to God.
Therefore, fall is an important season, not just to the survival of nature, but to the survival of us, as Christians. Have you allowed God to strip away the dead leaves of your life?