Tuesday, October 20, 2009

On Autumn

This is such a lovely time of the year!  Today at the park with some friends I was able to take in some gorgeous fall scenery.  Beautiful maple leaves glowing scarlet, the soft light filtering through the trees, the clearest blue sky you ever saw, it was so lovely!  Thank you God for such a day!  I believe You "done it for love"!


A haze on the far horizon,
The infinite, tender sky,
The ripe, rich tints of the cornfields,
And the wild geese sailing high;
And all over upland and lowland
The charm of the goldenrod,-
Some of us call it Autumn,
And others call it God.

                                      William H. Carruth


  1. You betcha! Everywhere I look these days, there my True Love is!

    Lydia, thanks for being exuberant about His love! Joy in Him is contagious!

  2. In Revelation 14:2 the apostle John tries to describe the sound of heaven, as he heard it in his vision:

    "And I heard a sound from heaven like the roar of rushing waters and like a loud peal of thunder. The sound I heard was like that of harpists playing their harps."

    Three times John uses a simile ("like") to describe the sound of heaven. It was like, first, the roar of rushing waters. Niagara Falls. Sustained intensity. It was like, secondly, a loud peal of thunder. Kaboom! Dramatic percussion. It was like, thirdly, harpists playing their harps. Tender loveliness. And the sound of heaven was/is all three sounds mingled together as one.

    We have never heard such a sound. C. S. Lewis was right. This is "the silent planet." We do know what a waterfall sounds like, what a thunderclap sounds like, even what an orchestra of harpists might sound like. So the similes work. But we have never heard it all mixed together into one coherent whole. Someday we will hear it. Someday we will be a part of it, as we sing a new song before the throne (Revelation 14:3).

    I wonder what it will be like to become capable of sustained intensity, dramatic percussion and tender loveliness, all at once, forever, as the celebration of God's glory pours out of us.

  3. Ike,

    That is so wonderful! The Bible speaks of Him and His beauty as a waterfall, thunder, and orchestra! Loud and lovely!

  4. "Earth is crammed with heaven, and every common bush afire with God." Everywhere we look in nature, whether it be the scampering chipmunk, or the flitting butterfly, the call of a bird, or the first blooms in spring, or flakes of snow in winter - we can see the beauty of Him - it is truly a comforting peace to see Him in this way!!


May the amazing grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the extravagant love of God, and the intimate friendship of the Holy Spirit be with all of you. 2 Co. 13:14