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Shining Moments

I talked to the trees

   while I walked outside and shuffled in the autumn leaves.

I pondered the lessons they have to tell

   and what I can learn from them.

So while some are pondering weighty subjects my thoughts are up higher so to speak.

Trees so green in the springtime and summer months.

Trees now covered with brightly colored reds, yellows and oranges.

Where were those colors just a few weeks ago?

Hidden deep within the nature of the tree

Waiting for just the right time

    shorter days

    cooler temperatures

        to begin the transformational change that now is evident to all.

Hidden deep within the tree is this magnificent color.

How very true for each person.

You and I

    have hidden deep within us tremendous potential, strengths and graces.

 Not always evident until the right time.

But God knows all about the gold that lies buried inside

    far from the eyes of man.

Yes, He knows and is planning

     to gradually

        bring out the beautiful qualities that make you unique.

Set apart

   A one of a kind

      His precious jewel

Many times the circumstances that cause us so much pain and distress

    are the very ones needed to bring out your very best.

Like the glorious maple tree

   that I can see outside my window

   your life is made for a special purpose.

So if at this very moment you are experiencing the uncomfortable

   changes in temperature

      and less sunlight, so to speak

Be encouraged

Nothing is ever wasted.

He has promised to use everything to serve in your life.

Everything

There’s a purpose

         there’s a plan

              and through it all your true color is now coming out.

Hidden as it were a few months and years ago

   like the maple tree that looked like every other tree

 your beauty is seen by all who know you.

Autumn leaves speak of importance of the seasons

   in our lives and of our Father’s Love.

Yes, I might go talk to the trees some more tomorrow.

I love this time of year.

How about you? Listen to what those brightly colored trees are saying.

They have secrets to share for those who are quiet enough to hear them.

And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed

into His image with ever increasing glory which comes from the Lord, Who is the Spirit. (II Cor. 3:18)