Which Leaves Are You Focused On?


The bright fall colors are almost over in Southeast Iowa. We didn’t have blankets of dramatic colors like we have some years, but patches of beautiful leaves here and there all over the area. Here on the property, the trees changed at several different times, so we have been treated to pops of color for weeks!


If you step back and look at the big picture, it doesn’t look as pretty. Many trees have already lost their leaves, while others are in various stages of molting. It’s nothing you’d print on the front of a postcard, even if the color that remains is pretty amazing.


But Solomon said it best in Ecclesiastes 3:1 - To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven. If you’re paying more attention to the bare limbs of the tree than anything else, it will always be a dreary picture. But as the season of trees passes, you can choose to focus on the gorgeous carpet of leaves that fan out on the ground in front of you. The colors are just as beautiful, as long as you know where to look. So which leaves are you focused on today?

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