For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven . . .

(Ecclesiastes 3:1)

Autumn on display in all its splendor. The color tours. Driving the back roads. Walking trodden paths in the woods. Looking upward as the leaves swirl downward. The ground below covered in fallen beauty.

A season lasts for the time ordained by God. The leaves fall and cannot be put back on the trees.

14 . . . whereas you do not know about tomorrow. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes.  (James 4: 14)

We take the tour through life, witness the beauty, experience the loss, ponder the questions.

. . . But how can a man be just before God? (Job 9:2)

. . . If a man die, shall he live again?  (Job 14:14)

God gives the answers through His Son. Through Jesus and our faith in Him, we can come before God when our life season ends on earth and have an eternal home with Him.

23 . . . since all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 24 they are justified by His grace as a gift, through the redemption which is in Christ Jesus, 25 whom God put forward as an expiation by His blood, to be received by faith. This was to show God’s righteousness, because in His divine forbearance He had passed over former sins; 26 it was to prove at the present time that He Himself is righteous and that He justifies him who has faith in Jesus. (Romans 3:23-26)

“Not every one who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven. (Matthew 7:21)


Snow covers fallen leaves. The final season. We look back at our spring, summer, and fall. Memories. People. Places. Transient passages. If we have followed Christ, our focus shifts forward to a permanent home with God–

A season that never ends.  

(Sharon G. Tate blog 10/11/2020 blog) Meditations on God’s Word