"They shall bring forth fruit in old age; they shall be fat and flourishing." Ps. 92:14
My hubby and I were out and about today. We didn't have any particular adventure in mind unless you call a haircut an adventure. Considering that he goes to a place where you never know which employee will cut your hair, I guess it could be considered an adventure. LOL!
As we traveled around town, we noticed that the red and orange leaves are coming into their own now that the yellow leaves have fallen away. They reminded me of a blog I wrote years ago that I usually share this time of year. Each year that I live, it becomes a little more applicable to my life since I am getting older but the promise of God remains the same.
I remember these thoughts first came to me as I watched leaves falling from the trees and fluttering to the ground. I was enraptured with the beauty of them. Then all the sudden it hit me that these leaves were dying! At their brightest moment, they fell to the ground to die. But oh, how bright was that moment and I asked the Lord to let my life be as theirs had been, fully alive and thriving right up to the moment when I am released to die. (Of course, I would much rather prefer that He return because I think that going in the rapture would be so awesome!)
Here is the blog:
I have entered the last season of life. All too soon I, like the leaves, will cease to live. Just as the leaves come to the end of their appointed season, I will too. Lord, grant this one desire.
When people see me in the last stages of life, let the color of my life be as brilliant, as vibrant, and as loud as the fall leaves. Let it sing with as much beauty as your creation does as it basks in the autumn sun. Let the lifetime I spent growing in the grace of the Son of God crescendo with as much splendor and beauty as the leaves of autumn. Let the harvest of my old age be God's abundant life touching all those around me. And long after I'm gone, may the residue of my years be like an aromatic oil and a sweet fragrance to those I leave behind.
Today I am thankful that my brightest moments always lie ahead of me and not behind.