Thursday, September 29, 2011
Teach Us to Number our Days
They say that "a picture paints a thousand words". This shot paints a poem of Fall on Darling Hill. A walk through the leaves and a spring in the step! ...in both their steps! I think that Ruger looks like a big black rabbit here!
Each time we walk up our lane, the carpet of orange and gold becomes more lush and the trees more sparse, allowing sunlight to filter through and sprinkle the way with countless specks of gold. Here and there a bright green or yellow leaf is illuminated and resembles a piece of phosphorous that glows alongside the unlit road on a dark night stroll.
This is a season of senses being awakened. The Summer heat is behind and crisp breezes carry a woodsy, perfumed scent that only Autumn affords. Enjoy it; these days are numbered. It seems that this is the most fleeting stretch of weeks throughout the entire year.
The Bible says, "so teach us to number our days; that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom." Moreso than Autumn, all of our days are numbered. The believer is to be guided by and used of God every day of his or her life. Like the spicy scent of this wonderful time of year, our prayers and sacrifices should be a sweet savor in the Lord's nostrils.
On Darling Hill, the extent of our physical walks are always in the confines of the property. In our walk of life, the Lord launches us out into the world. We touch others lives daily, by way of words, in a look or by an action.
Lord, may we be atune to your Word and your leading, applying our hearts unto wisdom, so that your Son can shine through us and strew sundrops to light another's path today. And may this prayer be answered so that you, not we, will be glorified.