A few years ago I passed by a small church and noticed a sign out front that read, “Autumn leaves … Jesus doesn’t”. And it truly touched my heart.
As leaves turn bright colors now… they fall and “leave”…but the beautiful fact remains that Jesus will always be with us… in good times and bad… offering us hope, unconditional love, peace and joy. He will never leave.
That was so evident to me again two weeks ago when a dear friend of mine lost her 33 year old son suddenly. Amidst our unimaginable pain and grief, Jesus still stood in our midst… He cried with us… He shared our pain and grief… He offered us hope… hope that this young man is now in Heaven … enjoying eternal peace and happiness… and the promise that one day we will all be together again.
And so, as autumn continues to shower us with its magnificent beauty, no matter what is going on in our lives, may we see the falling leaves as a sure sign that God is in His heaven…and that all is right with the world…
although “Autumn leaves… Jesus doesn’t!”