Every season has its own unique beauty. As we enter autumn (also known as fall), the leaves on the trees change colour. The area I live in doesn’t have the vibrant reds that some parts of the country display but the golden leaves against the bright blue sky have their own breathtaking appeal.
On a recent walk I noticed some trees with green leaves, some with gold and many that had dropped much of their foliage. There were also those with multiple colours, as though they couldn’t quite make up their minds. The crunch of leaves under my feet was strangely satisfying as I pondered the various stages in this cycle.
I have no answer for this, other than there is a time and season for everything. For some the time had come to change, while others were not quite at the same phase in their life.
It’s the same for people. We all have our own seasons of activity. You may be in a time of growth and productivity while I’m in a period of rest and renewal. Every cycle has its value. The autumn leaves reminded me that God’s timing is perfect for each of us. I am thankful that my life unfolds according to his schedule.
For everything there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven. A time to be born and a time to die. A time to plant and a time to harvest. A time to kill and a time to heal. A time to tear down and a time to build up. ( Ecclesiastes 3:1-3 NLT)