It was dumb. But the leaves were falling so prettily around me and the wind was so soft – I wanted to catch a leaf.
It was petty. But I thought, “God will let me catch a leaf.”
And I tried – all the while thinking, “Is it right for me to ask God for such insignificantly things?” He cares for the birds, and I know He knows when every leaf falls. Though, why would He want to know that? What is the purpose? Well, He knows because He is infinite and knowing everything (even the leaves falling) does not tax or drain Him.
“Those leaves are a lot like the fancies (Proverbs 1:31) we chase in life.” My thought stopped my quest for leaves.
In life, we can catch something we think we want by chasing it. Or worse sometimes we reach up and pluck it before it is ready and in the process we destroy its beauty. And then we don’t want it anymore.
I looked up at the trees and light filtering down through the clouds. All the wonder around me, and I was missing out chasing the falling leaves. Oh, how we all miss out in life chasing what we want (only to catch it and find out it isn’t what we need).
And that is when I caught one! A leaf fluttered down right into my lap. It was dead – falling leaves generally are.
“So are the dreams we chase.” I said to myself.
All the leaves are dead away from the tree. All my dreams are dead away from Jesus.
Hold loosely all the things that are dead. And obey instead those things which God assures us bring life (Deuteronomy 30:19).
Come with me as we grow in fellowship with each other and our Savior to whom belongs the Amazing Escape from sin and death and the Amazing Journey into glorious life.