I’ve always wanted to see fall in New England. I am NOT a fall person. I like Spring with the Crocuses and tulips, the robins and blue birds and the fresh smell of a spring day. Rob is a Fall person. He likes the leaves turning, ducks and geese flying and the crisp smell of an early morning in a deer stand with his bow hanging from a branch. But I have always heard about Autumn in New England and I was not disappointed. We had the blessing of being in New Hampshire this last week for a conference. The conference was at a camp on a beautiful lake with what us midwesterner’s would call mountains all around us. The colors were amazing! I was not prepared though for the painting that God created on Friday morning for us. We came around the corner by the lake and the early morning sun was hitting the mountain side just right. The trees literally glowed in the morning sun. The lake sparkled and I wondered how God could have created all of this splendor in just 6 days!
Then I thought of something else…God RESTED on the 7th day! God, the God of the universe that created all things, rested and I wondered why I thought that I didn’t need to rest. Why I thought I needed to go day in day out, sun up to sun down and not rest. To put my feet up and relax, enjoy the Fall leaves and everything that God has created. To glorify Him by being obedient and taking a Sabbath Day. I think one of the reasons that Rob likes Fall so much is that it has historically been a time where he spends a lot of time admiring God’s handiwork. He has taken time to rest and take it all in and glorify God. Maybe I need to take a page from Rob’s playbook and enjoy the Fall.