I was recently thinking about the depth of the woods now that the leaves are gone. I can see so much farther into the woods without their lush green covering. Trees full of leaves are beautiful to behold, but they can also hide other characteristics of beauty as well as flaws.
If you wanted to see past the initial covering you would have to walk up to the trees. As you draw closer, more trees come into your line of vision. They are just as beautiful to behold yet unique in their own way. Suddenly, you realize you are immersed in the beauty of the Lord’s creation, surrounded by His presence. You have no choice, but to stand in worshipful awe as creation is doing its thing – living in the activities of its season. You would have seen bits and pieces of this living from the outside, but not until you are willing to walk into it do you really see what is hidden in its depths.
Then the change of seasons comes. The leaves turn a myriad of colors that are a delight to behold, and then they slowly fall to carpet the ground. As the leaves fall, you begin to see more of the inside world which has always existed. You can stand on the outside and look farther in. Yet to see the beauty which still exists you have walk closer. Even though the woods are quieter, there is still the business of life at hand. Creation is still doing its thing. It is just living in the activities of a different season, and waiting for the next season to come.
“To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven.”