The steady greens are fading now, what lies beneath is showing through…
Don’t you find it to be so with life as you age?
A friend puts it this way:
“…we are in a new season of life. We’re in Autumn, when youth, like chlorophyll pulls back, drains out, revealing the profound pigments of wisdom and experience.”
The yellows and oranges rise to prominence as the energy-making greens are put to rest.
But there’s something more going on when it comes to the brilliant reds and purples. These are actually created in the fall. Trapped glucose responds to colder nights and shorter days to produce red pigment. The drier and brighter the fall, the deeper the reds.
“Therefore we do not lose heart, but though our outer man is decaying, yet our inner man is being renewed day by day. For this light and momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison” II Cor 4:17
For the anxious longing of the creation waits eagerly for the revealing of the sons of God. Rom.8:19
And not only this, but also we ourselves, having the first fruits of the Spirit,
even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting eagerly for our adoption as sons, the redemption of our body. For in hope we have been saved, but hope that is seen is not hope; for who hopes for what he already sees? But if we hope for what we do not see, with perseverance we wait eagerly for it. Rom.8:23-25