Wayne Weekly “Leaf Me Alone”
Written by Wayne Taylor on November 9, 2018
Autumn leaves carry a good number of attributes. Color is the big one, of course, but then there is the smell of fall foliage, and the carpet they lay on the ground…and on sidewalks.
Lately, as I walked our dog, my foliage path took on a few different characteristics. On dryer days the sound of my steps were amplified by the sound of crunching, and of the rustling of the leaves across the pavement. On wet days, maybe a muffled softer sound as the leaves compress under my feet.
Walking alone on an autumn day can promote a wonderful time of appreciation of God’s creation, and that can be a catalyst for reflection and thankfulness.
God gives us so many examples of how the saints of old heard God’s voice…alone. The Lord Jesus chose often to be alone with His Father. And in so many verses we’re instructed, as believers, to do things in solitude. There is something about being alone with God, getting to know Him, and creating an atmosphere that helps us to hear His “still small voice”.
Autumn walks… alone with your thoughts and in God’s presence is a wonderful treasure to seek after. Being alone with our Heavenly Father…walking in the leaves.
“But He would withdraw to desolate places and pray.” Luke 5:16
“I will take my stand at my watchpost and station myself on the tower, and look out to see what he will say to me,…” Habakkuk 2:1