Across from me as I sit on my favorite bench are huge cottonwood trees glistening amber gold as the sun is setting an hour earlier. “Fall back” timed in at 2 a.m. Sunday, and boy am I glad that fall is back!
A brisk breeze russles through the leaves doomed to drop and makes them shimmy like Tevia when he sang “If I Were a Rich Man.” Another fall here in Canon City, Colorado makes me feel like one because you can’t buy such pleasure.
There’s nothing to compare with the colorful trees along the Arkansas Riverwalk, and it’s only about a mile or so from our home. I’ve always dreamed of having my own mountain stream, and until such a miracle comes, this is not bad! Treat yourself to the approaching view of our small town shaded by all the reds and golds as you descend into Canon City via Highway 50 from the east, and you might be compelled to renumber the Wonders of the World.
OK, granted, Canon City is no Garden of Eden. But it’s interesting that tradition says Adam and Eve’s fateful decision between the two defining trees –Tree of Life vs. Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil—occurred at the time of God’s fall holy days. Those two trees were about eating, but they must have been a sight for the eyes also.
If the Father chooses to send back His Son Jesus to this earth on a Feast of Trumpets and if He times it so that it exactly ends 6,000 years of man’s misrule, then it would have started on a Feast of Trumpets.
A river flowed out of Eden to water the garden and became four rivers: Gihon, Hiddekel, Euphrates and Pishon, the last one skirting the whole land of Havilah where there is gold (Gen. 1:10-14).
“I think that I shall never see, a poem lovely as a tree” (Joyce Kilmer). Surprise, Joyce is a man, and he must have been penning in the autumn.
Ah, Lord God, what a spectacular creation! (Jeremiah 32:17). It reminds me to choose God’s way which is a Tree of Life.
“He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth its fruit in its season, whose leaf also shall not wither; and whatever he does shall prosper” (Psalm 1:3, New International Version).
This man thanks His Creator for another fall.
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