Don’t Miss It

I know you’re busy. In fact we’re about to enter one of the busiest seasons of the year. So I thought I’d take the time to stop at a few spots around town and snap a few pics with my phone – just in case you’ve been so busy that you’ve missed (at least thus far) fall in Paducah. It’s been a spectacular autumn week in my opinion.

Do you like the bold yellows, the bright reds, or the burnt oranges? All are part of God’s glorious display on His Kentucky canvass backdrop. Even when we understand some of the science of the  chlorophyll, we’re still stunned by the reality of God’s grandeur hanging from the nearest tree. Our Lord is shouting in the crisp air, as all of these crayon-like paper-thin solar cells do their thing. God just won’t stop creating. Aren’t you glad?

Our American culture values youthful vigor. I don’t have to tell you that. But fall reminds us that there is a later-life magnificence as well. Don’t miss it, friends. As hair turns silver, there may be an increasing slowness to the daily rhythm, but there’s also a sparkling treasure chest of wisdom and grace. Summer’s styles are perky-bright green and wonderful, but the autumn of life can represent the pinnacle of our Creator’s artistry. There is glory, Beloved, even after summer.

And, of course, that means that winter is on our horizon. The colors will be muted, and every leaf will fall. So it goes for the children of Adam. But even winter you and I need not fear. Our God has already made a Way to an even better and enduring springtime. His name is Jesus.

So enjoy the now. It is here, and it is splendiferous!

I’ll also include a photo of Pastor Julio and Sharon’s sweet kids – just perfect for the season. Everybody say, “Awwwwwww.”


Pastor Charles

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13 comments on “Don’t Miss It
  1. Bill Ragland says:

    Great photos! This is indeed a beautiful time of year!

  2. Kent says:


    • Tywatha Dyson says:

      Oh! You spoke right to my heart on all of these spectacular colors and how God has beauty in all stages of life! Magnificent pictures. Thank you Pastor Charles!

  3. Diane Lamm says:

    Thanks for your comments. Just loved the photos. Great to read your message.

  4. Bill Temple says:

    Great reminder of changing seasons ….unfortunately in California they are blurred… Thanks for the beauty

  5. Janice says:

    Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Janie Stivers says:

    Looking out my window at beautiful leaves remaining. Thank you, Charles, for your words of wisdom and beautiful pictures.

  7. Linda Hart says:

    Wonderful reminder that there is still life under the snow on the roof! Beautiful pictures; thanks for sharing!

  8. Gwenn says:

    Beyond words!! You don’t get this in Florida.

  9. Gracie Alexander says:

    You definitely see our beauty (KY) for this time of year. Loved the sermon, Sunday. Certainly enjoyed the sermon last Sunday. Every point you brought out hit me perfectly. I went by the church to see if I could get a tape of your sermon. They informed me that the sermon was recorded on my computer. So I get it twice (Hallelujah). Just keep them coming!

  10. Tim Carner says:

    Great pictures of the colors of Autumn. Great message today, preach Grace every Sunday will be okay with me. Love it.

  11. Clara Faye Downs says:

    God does “show off” his handiwork in Kentucky through the beautiful colors of leaves each fall. We are truly blessed! Thanks for the reminder by sharing your fantastic pictures.

  12. TIM PACE says:

    Great pics, love you Pastor Charles

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