I ran a few errands this morning. While driving to the store I saw that the trees are beginning to turn color. Some of them had just a few red, orange or yellow leaves while a few of the trees were almost entirely changed already.
I was reminded of how soon the leaves would all die, some sooner than others. I thought about how the leaves reflect my spiritual life. How close am I to dying to self and becoming completely God’s? Do I have just a few leaves turning color or are the leaves starting to fall already as I become closer to dying to self and living for God? The season of Autumn shows us that in some instances, dying can be a beautiful process. I think the same is true when it comes to dying to our selves and becoming alive in Jesus.