T he enduring classic daily devotional guide, “Streams in the Desert,” calls for giving thanks for the planned kaleidoscope we call the year that the earth in its journey makes the one cycle a perpetual delight. It emphasizes then how this is especially true in the season of splendor that arrives every October, asking: “Who with the least bit of love of nature in his disposition has not gone out of his way to see hills covered and the vales filled with the glory and splendor of falling leaves?”
October abounds with lessons about life. While approaching the end of their cycle, leaves leave even more beautiful than when they arrived. Colors that have been hidden from spring until now suddenly burst forth declaring the design of the Creator, reminding us that the later years of life have their own special beauty.
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