Sunday, October 1, 2017

Sunday's Thought

"Dunn Loring Fall Sunrise"
(C) Allen Pearson
WOW! Hard to believe that the month of October is already here.  The fall season began a few weeks ago- the last time I looked the leaves were still green and on the trees. As I went out to church this morning, I noticed the leaves seem about ready to burst into their magnificent fall colors! Living in Virginia with all its trees, and not far from the Shenandoah Valley, I am getting a bit anxious to for the brilliant display to start.

When I look through the viewfinder of my camera, I am in awe at the beauty of God's creation. The intricate detail of the leaves and colors. Sometimes they look like God took a paintbrush and slathered a splash of  paint across the trees.

I remember one tree behind our house trees ago always caught my attention in the fall as it began its change to fall colors. It was one leaf, then several and then even more. Within no time, the tree was all one color, a bright cheery red.

When you think about it, that's how God does things for people too. Once you accept Christ as your Savior, He begins a work in you to change you from what you are to "be the best you can be!" He will change you in areas that aren't so pleasing and help you grow in those areas where you are already awesome.

But, it doesn't happen overnight.  If you give your life to Him, it's not an instant change process for which I am truly thankful since I'm not sure our human-selves could really stand a process like that.

I have to say though, the journey God takes you through to become the person He wants you to be, is a awesome experience. I would not want to live a life any other way but by following God, being a Christian. I have seen enough of someone without Christ in their life to know it's the best life you can live on this earth.

While some will say, you have to give up "this" or "that" or you have to be perfectly good and you know yourself and you know you cannot do all of that. You don't have to do all that or worry about it.  God will take of it for you- along the way you be blessed, loved and loved some more!

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