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.”