Leaves are starting to change as our climate is confused between late summer and early autumn, and we hustle and bustle through the beginnings of the school year and just another week at the office. But autumn's chill also reminds me to notice the world as a place to draw inspiration to continue to grow in the teachings of Jesus.
Pause and look around. Have you noticed God's glory today? In the chill of the morning dew on the grass and our cars, in the sun rays peeking through tall trees surrounding 287 on our morning commutes, in the achievements our children make in school, in the few peaceful moments we have to ourselves from 2:32-2:44 PM.
In this world, it is easy to be caught up in the every day whirlwind. As we look around and consider the world around us, we must be mindful that we can be acting within God's glory, too. We can be part of that glory, and we can add to the glory of God's creation with kindness, thoughtfulness, and taking action towards justice!
"October is the month for painted leaves. Their rich glow now flashes round the world. As fruits and leaves and the day itself acquire a bright tint just before they fall, so the year near its setting. October is its sunset sky."
- from "October, or Autumnal Tints," Henry David Thoreau