I spent a fair amount of time today traveling the the interstates around and between Cincinnati, Monroe and Columbus. It was pretty much like one long worship session in my car. I must admit to you that the title of this blog could go anywhere; indeed it would probably take 136,428 blogs to fully convey all the ways I am in awe of the Creator, but I wanted to hone in on the specific way of awe that filled my day today. The trees!!! Like a corridor of color did the trees surround my travels along the highway! Have I mentioned loving fall? This is one of the reasons. I am simply in awe of the God we serve and the majestic ways He put his signature on creation! It’s as if the whole of Autumn screams, “HEY THERE IS A GOD, WORSHIP HIM!!!” It helped to be immersed in such music as the album “Singalong” by Phil Wickham and some other stuff by Hillsong United and Jesus Culture to inspire the worship. At one point I realized I was behaving very much like the double rainbow guy as I couldn’t help but laugh at the beauty of God’s creation. I cannot help but worship and adore our God. I realize this blog is certainly not one of my best literary pieces, nay it is more like a rant– but a positive rant at that!
As I stared at these trees, I found myself pondering and learning another lesson. Even the very trees speak to us of Calvary. They die and as they do they turn red (symbolic of Christ’s blood that covers our sin). They are dead for a season, in the tomb of winter. But then, when it seems like they might be gone forever there is life springing forth! This is nature’s witness to you. Christ lived, was crucified, buried and did rise again! All for you and your sin. He rose again so He could live in you!
Oh how I love Autumn!