Tired Leaves

As I watch the autumn leaves fall to the ground, I think about life. The leaves have a limited life span. In the spring the leaves are bright green buds, ready to unfurl in the sun’s heat and rain. Then during the summer they give us shelter and beauty. By autumn they are well spent. Each leaf turns a beautiful autumn shade and drops off in preparation for new leaves to come next spring..

It is like our short lives. We start as small green eager shoots. As life progresses with God’s help we reach our full potential. Then eventual we grow old and die. This is not a sad thought. When we are gone new buds will forms, there will be new Christian lives. Like the leaves these lives will be all the stronger because of our input to this universe.