By Rick Woodall
The fall colors will soon be filling
our landscape with the beautiful reminder of what a great
God we serve. Here in Michigan make no mistake about it.
We are a four season State. There may be no mountain’s or
deep valley’s but color is in. What a wonderful place to
come visit in October. There are many festivities and
cider mills that make your visit one you will remember.
I love the fall of the year. The
coolness in the air, the deep blue October sky and the
touch of frost that calls an end to that which once was to
bring on the new.
My gift reminds me “before there can be
a Spring, first must come Autumn.” Before all things can
appear fresh and new the old must die. Before new life the
old life must end.
Our spiritual life takes on new meaning
when we understand the objective of Autumn. In our lives
we must be willing to experience a spiritual autumn. The
old person must die to take on the new person. This is
made possible through the plan of God found in the
“Know ye not, that so many of us as
were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his
death? Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into
death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by
the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in
newness of life.” ‑ Romans 6:3‑6
It is my prayer that you will come to
that special moment in your life when the soul might
experience a colorful Autumn and a refreshing Spring.
“For if we have been planted together
in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the
likeness of his resurrection: Knowing this, that our old
man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be
destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.” ‑ Rom
Before real life there is beauty in
final moments that lead to rebirth.
Have a great week.
- Rick Woodall is the minister for the Yorktown Road
church of Christ in Logansport Indiana. His weekly
devotional message, Life Thoughts, can be found through