some foliage may leap
at the first sign of autumn
while others will tarry
before hitting bottom
The leaves yet to fall
get a bird’s eye view
a forecasting of all
they’re jumping into
Growing up, I often felt like an outcast. Tall, overweight, pimply and awkward. I was quite frequently the last one picked in school to be on any team of any kind. One perks of not being “chosen” first was that I was able to observe and take in the scene- I have always loved people-watching!
As I was out walking the other day, I noticed fields of gold crumpled leaves on the ground. Almost all of them had already fallen, but there were just a few still clinging to the branches. It was a beautiful sight. And it all reminded me that there is a season for everything… and that every dying leaf will eventually be “picked” off the tree.
And I am overwhelmed this morning knowing that all those years of feeling like the last one to be chosen- that I have been “picked” by Him, and that by His grace, I won’t fall into a pile of decaying, moldy leaves… but that I will be continually made new by His Spirit. I have “fallen” for Him… There is a time for everything- and His time is always now!
I am loved, I am chosen, and I am His!
There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under the heavens- Ecclesiastes 3