Tuesday, November 22, 2011

God's Palette

The Pacific NW rarely experiences vivid fall colors on the leaves, and the evergreen trees far outnumber deciduous trees in many areas.  Yet this fall has been on fire!  The colors have been vivid, varying from tree to tree in ways that reflect an artist's palette, and for this year it took God's palette. 

I can see God reaching for the trees and touching each one into vivid reds, oranges, yellows.  Then reaching out to turn the next leaves to deep, full browns, rusts, purples.  And He doesn't fail to leave a hint of green to remind us that these trees represent a cycle of life -- life that falters, and wanes, and catches hold again, and once again flourishes.  All because God's palette has touched life into being.

As we've driven or walked the sidewalks, we have witnessed this amazing cycle all around us.  If we would only pause, we would witness this same cycle at work in us.

"The Lord is good.  His unfailing love continues forever, and his faithfulness
continues to each generation."  Psalm 100:5 (NLT)


  1. oh, Sherrey! how i miss the fall days of the PNW! thanks for giving me a mental picture of God's design in the season...

  2. us5, loved your comments! Where were you in the PNW? And if you ever come to Portland, I'd love to meet up.

  3. thanks, Sherrey...i grew up in the Seattle area, and much of our family is still there :) as the temps keep on hitting 90 here, i'm missing the chill and the colors and the turning of seasons...


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