Let it Go

Leaves are falling and all around people have already begun to prepare for the next season. Often, in our days, we think and plan ahead (which is good). Sometimes, we plan so far ahead, we forget to enjoy the current season. Like Christmas in July or skipping directly from Halloween to Santa’s toys and Thanksgiving got lost in the shuffle.

Proverbs 15:23 To make an apt answer is a joy to a man, and a word in season, how good it is!

Proverbs 25:11 A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in a setting of silver.

In our current season, it’s still officially autumn. Fall brings about harvest in these parts. Wheat and hay, soybean and corn. Fields full of plenty have given their goodness to the farmer who takes some for his family, makes a living selling to others that we too might be fed, and he also puts some back for investment in the seed for the upcoming year.

The ground has given up and released her goodness. What remains, has been tilled under to return to the soil and decompose to create life giving nutrients to the next crop. Even the leaves of most trees, have given up green for reds, yellows, and golds. Then the release. You can see what was hidden behind or even out in front. View is no longer impeded. Beauty has her own seasons.

Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting, and autumn a mosaic of them all. Stanley Horowitz said that. It’s one of my favorite quotes.

So as we head into winter, autumn in her mosaic state, has begun to lose her leaves. She has let go. Time has come. Where do you need to let go? What are you holding onto that the new season cannot have the beauty of her own? What has passed it’s prime? Who do you need to forgive? What should you till under that can turn into nourishment for this next season?

Trust. Open your hands to receive.

Let it go.

You will be glad you did.

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