It’s fall in these lovely Blue Ridge Mountains, which means the trees become a quilt of color blanketing the mountainsides. It’s one of my favorite times of year. An Autumn Rainbow.
One of the great things about having kids is that they help you see the world in renewed wonder.
It’s so easy to get caught up in the business of everyday. We forget how BIG God is and how marvelous the seemingly ‘simple’ things really are.
For example, we recently went on a family picnic up to a nearby mountain. It was a lovely day…blue sky, leafs arrayed in a myriad of autumn colors. One of the children said, “Wow, the sky is so blue!”
I looked up into the lovely blue and grinned. Of course God would pick a color that would compliment things so well, a blue that would accent every color of every season:
A blue to embolden the golden and red leaves of fall,
accentuate the soft white of a snowy landscape,
frame the rainbow of spring flowers,
and highlight the fiery hues of the summer sunset.
It is the perfect shade of blue.
And no matter how the colors around it change, it still remains the best border or centerpiece.
The Psalmist caught it best. “The heavens declare the glory of God, the skies proclaim the works of his hands.” (19:1)
I realized it had been too long since I gaze up into the sky with wonder and marveled at His handiwork. The master creator, artist of the universe, blended together the perfect colors to create a world…for us and for His glory. Wow.
So… I guess my daughter Lydia is perfectly right when she says, “The world is just God using his best fingerpaint.” :0)