Time to Rake the Leaves

Posted by on Dec 9, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Time to Rake the Leaves

Fall is one of the most beautiful times in North Carolina, although we do love it here year-round. People flock from all over the U.S. to witness the beauty of leaves changing their colors. Those of us who live here also enjoy the painting of colorful landscape, but we must rake up the leftover mess in our yards long after the visitors have returned home.

The color-rich deciduous trees are headed into a barren time without the beauty and provision of their green foliage. Dropping their leaves actually helps them to survive the cold, dry, and harsh winter. Beautifully green one moment, then naked, dry, and cold the next!

We too can experience barren times in our lives. Life often leaves us feeling empty and cold. We can prepare for winter in our own lives by shedding the burdens of life, then be ready to live off the resources found deep within God’s provision. We must rely on the Word we have hidden in our hearts and tap into the strength provided by the Holy Spirit. We need to remember that Spring is just around the corner, and we will once again bud with new life. It is all part of the process of growing in the Lord.

At times, even Christians need some help raking up a mess. Solitude Place walks with Christian leaders year-round by providing counseling, encouragement, and rest.