Saturday, October 24, 2009

For The Beauty Of The Earth

I love everything about Fall. The sounds, the smells, and God's paintbrush sharing with us rusts, golds, oranges, and greens. Beautiful! This tree is at the end of our cul-de-sac and graces us with it's vivid colors every year. How can anyone look at this proud, sturdy, vibrant creation and not believe in God!

As I look out my living room window over a blanket of colorful leaves on the ground, I see bushes and trees painting a picture without a canvas, and I can faintly hear the sound of geese honking as they fly overhead, heading back from the nearby river. Squirrels are scurrying around preparing for winter, and the wind speaks of colder days ahead. There is so much to enjoy about autumn.

If we just take the time to really see our surroundings, we can only bow down on bended knee, lifting our arms in praise! The hymn "For The Beauty Of The Earth" comes to mind.

For the beauty of the earth

For the glory of the skies

For the love from which our birth

Over and around us lies

Lord of all to Him we raise

This our hymn of grateful praise!

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Charlotte said...

This is my favorite time of year also. Even if it is still sunny and warm here in Arizona, there is a different feel in the air, and the shadows fall from a different angle as the days get shorter. Thank you for sharing this beautiful picture. I agree with you, how can anyone not believe in God when they see such beauty all around.

Mevely317 said...

I totally agree with Charlotte! Autumn and it's promises just sing to my heart ... thank you for touching my today with this photo and beautiful prayer!


Loren said...

What a beautiful tree! We took our daughter out today as she is an aspiring photographer.....what gorgeous colors the Lord gave us this time of year! Oh to see and taste what the Lord has done ....
Bless you on this weekend!

RCUBEs said...

That tree is beautiful!!!Fall is a special season...Cooler temps...pumpkins and orange things...Love it...God bless.

Lisa Buffaloe said...

I love autumn! So many colors and the wonderful smell of wood smoke. Ah, makes me a happy woman.

Have a wondeful weekend! I'm praying for you and Joel.

Ginger said...

WOW! What a beautiful tree. Here in CA. we don't get to see very much of the different seasons but what I do see I always thank the Lord.
God Bless,

Denise said...

I love all the beauty God shares with us at this time of the year.

Susan said...

What a beautiful, red leaf maple tree!!! We planted one in our back yard just so we'd have those beautiful red leaves each year among the gold that is prevelent in our area.

Cathy said...

Thanks for reminding me of your Autumn blog. I am certainly aware of all God's lovely creation at this time, wishing I had my camera with me. I love that hymn, and posted about it here:

Clif said...

"Amen" to all the positive comments already made about this post. Wonderful!

Beautiful pear tree lane said...

Hi Renee,
Fall is my favorite time of the year, and the tree is so beautiful. God does have the most beautiful paint brush. Thank you for sharing.

Thank you for emailing me last week,and giving me the information. i so apologize for not getting back as I have been under the weather this week.

Jan Lyn said...

What a wonderful tree! We took a drive today just for me to get out and see the autumn colors. They are so much more vibrant today than just a week ago. I agree...I have to believe in God when I look at creation.

Heather said...

Autumn has always been a part of me, being my favorite of all the seasons as well.

Your words are wonderful. Thank you for sharing with us, your heart.

Love to you,

Saleslady371 said...

It's my favorite time of year too. I'm such a copycat. But it is and I love your blog pics!

Debbie said...

This was a great post. I love Fall as well, even though we don't have all the gorgeous tress and leaves. How I would love that!! Your picture is soo pretty. Thanks for sharing all this. Blessings to you, Debbie

Joyfulsister said...

Hi Renee..
Isn't it awesome to just sit back and marvel at the colors of Fall. I think the Lord has a special palette of paints for each season.. (smiles). Thank you for blessing me with your presence today, and for sharing your heart .

Blessings Lorie

Karen said...

I love your description of the beautiful Fall Season. May the Lord bless you!

daylily777 said...

Fall is my favorite season.I say amen to your hymn,the beauty of the earth in this season does make us want to praise God !The pic is beautiful.8~)
Blessings & Huggs,