What a spectacular season when the trees are all dressed in their finest attire.
I was recently visiting my son in Exeter, NH, when I spotted an absolutely magnificent tree. The colors were so vibrant and breathtaking. I parked my car and walked over to the tree.
While standing beneath the glorious colors, I thought about a recent retreat I was on. At one point on the weekend, we were asked to think about everything negative that we were holding on to… guilt… fears… regrets… past hurts…pains… anything that might be holding us back and keeping us from being who God meant us to be. There was total silence as we dug deep….
We were then asked to write our thoughts down on small pieces of paper and place them on a blank cross to give them to the Lord.
“Cast your burdens on the Lord, and He will sustain you.” Psalm 55:22
As I looked at the beautiful tree again, I remembered a saying I recently heard and will paraphrase: The trees are about to show us how good it is to let things go.
What can I let go of today and give to the Lord?