With the coming of autumn we find ourselves saying goodbye to the summer breezes,
the flowers, and the vegetables that have been so abundant during the summer days.
I often wander around the property in the evenings, taking in the quiet and the
beauty of the many flowerbeds, the quiet of the cemetery and the evening’s stillness.
I have been keeping my eye on the fire bush in front of the activities building.
Throughout the summer it looks like any other green bush but I know that in a few
short weeks it will become a vibrant red color. The red leaves only last a very
short time before they give way to winter. But we know that like all plants and
flowers there is beauty in EVERY season. The spring buds give signs of hope and
life, the summer blooms and fruits show the abundance of God’s gifts to us. The
fall gives us insight into letting go and the winter starkness shows us the need
to take some time to look inward for God’s love and nurturing so that we can give
life to others. Every season, EVERY DAY can be extraordinary when looking at it
through the eyes of God.