The last day of the 31 Day Writing Challenge is here, and I leave you with another poem about the leaving season. I hope it brings you encouragement.
John 14:27 Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
John 14:18 (KJV) I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.
Leaving in the Fall
The leaves were in their glory
Their beauty astounded
as we drove through the town
Within days though the glory
seemed to depart
Limbs denude of their story
All that was left were their barrened hearts
Trunks and limbs, gray in color
A naked and bare picture
They seem left in squalor
Have they been abandoned?
No, they sleep
awaiting the renewal of spring.
What do we do as we face the leaving season in our lives? We were ablaze in color and seemed victories. Life was ours, and we were vibrant. Seasons change though. Our seasons of vibrant colors can turn to cold and destitute times when we seem alone and abandoned, like the tree standing in the quiet of winter.
It is during this season that we must hold on to the promise of John 14:18. Even in our season of winter, we must hold on because He will come to us and bring the season of renewal. Patience is required. We must use this season when our outward signs of beauty and grace blazing seem muted. It is time for prayer, fasting, and contemplation. Jesus is coming back to us. He wants us to rest in peace; so, that when it is time, we will spring forward into a new season of vitality. Then, He will accomplish even greater things through us.
This is my post is my last one in both both the 31 Days online writing challenge started by home blogger, Myquillyn Smith (The Nester) and Kate Motaung’s Five Minute Friday and her 31-Day Five Minute Writing Challenge.
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