Today the leaves fell down like rain
I saw their loss as only gain
letting go of all things old
releasing grip of all they hold
preparing for their dormant state
for all the coming change they wait
making room for all things new
making room for more of You
we anticipate it patiently
blazing colors we’ll soon see
Every living thing brings glory
to the One who writes our story
Driving home today, I saw one of the first tell-tale signs of fall. Leaves were dancing, swirling around as I drove down a twisty road. All these beautiful trees around us are preparing to bare their naked branches before the world. Letting go for us is a process…but these beautiful, dancing leaves reminded me that letting go is also a beautiful thing.
And I thought of some of the things I hold on to… that I need to let fall to the ground.
Like having unreasonable expectations of myself, and of others.
mistakes I have made
of “stuff” I don’t need taking up space in my house
of what others think of me
and the more I am able to let go of these things… the more room I make for Him.
But forget all that—
it is nothing compared to what I am going to do.
For I am about to do something new. Isaiah 43:18