The cool, gentle breeze swept across my face and was so welcoming and invigorating. I remember my Mother would always give God thanks for every blessed breeze that came her way and I to am thankful, as well, for the refreshing breeze God dispatched my way.
As I breathe in the cool air I begin to breathe deeper and deeper, allowing myself to unwind and savor my peaceful thoughts while hopeful that I can regain some clarity of purpose. Actually, I am sitting in my car, windows down, enjoying the smells of autumn while waiting for my daughter. During this brief period of time, in the peacefulness, my mind is uncluttered and my many thoughts uninterrupted. I am laying claim to this time for thinking and reflection, unfettered by the restrictions or constraints of time.
Continuing to watch the leaf flutter along the path I thought how it must have once displayed beauty, offering hope of warm weather to come. It was once apart of something big, really big...a tree. God has a purpose for even the smallest part of His creation, this one being a part of the sustaining nourishment of a tree. However it was now becoming as an artist painting the landscape with the color of autumn. I wondered if this tattered leaf could be exemplary of some of us. Maybe we could take note on how we are on earth for a brief period, acknowledging the purpose and plan God has for us. Submitting to God's purpose should come naturally, that is, if we do not become stagnant in our journey. Also, our lives can benefit other's lives if we are pliable and willing to be formed as the Master Potter and Creator designs. Furthermore, being flexible and desiring a readiness to change direction if God so choses to alter it.
Like the leaf, sailing, twisting, and turning solely at the discretion of the wind, so should we be in the Father's hands. The leaf, while attached to the tree was unique and necessary fulfilling its primary purpose. Now, it will fulfill its secondary purpose of dying and nourishing the soil.
"Remember always the presence of God;
to find our rest always in the will of God
and to direct all our endeavors to the Glory of God."
For His Glory,
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