22 September 2011

Summer Farewell

Why do I mourn the fading of summer
the bright, the bold, the hard to miss
"in your face" colours?
I need not seek for beauty
it shouts out and finds me
creates a perfect laziness.

Autumn is softer
even its chill
edges lose their focus
more effort is required
I don't see until I look
but glory waits to be found.

So too, in riotous summers of my spirit
over-filled with His goodness
I tend to grow dull, taking Him for granted.
My words of repentence
crackle as the fallen leaves
calling out my mistake
as I more gladly now
bid farewell to Summer's ease
and step into the Autumn toil.

Yes, I will seek You.
With all my heart
with all my soul
with all my strength
and You will Be my all
as Winter comes.

Seek the LORD while he may be found; call on him while he is near Isaiah 55:6 NIV

And you shall love the Lord your God with all your [mind and] heart and with your entire being and with all your might.  Deuteronomy 6:5 Amplified


Jamming with Bonnie about Autumn's Song

Joining Emily and the broken redeemed


Ashley Haupt said...

LOVE, love, love. The "toil of autumn"--how true. Just beautiful and inspiring.

Lisa notes... said...

"but glory waits to be found"


Melissa, Multi-Tasking Mama said...

beautiful post!!

emily wierenga said...

being found by beauty...

yes. for isn't this what it's all about? so much love to you dear friend.

Joyful said...
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Joyful said...

I love summer too. It came late this year and seems to end early. I love the Fall but this year seem unprepared for it. I love the scripture verses you've selected too.

Bonnie Gray said...

Oh, I knew I was in for a treat.. Fall + poet = beautiful faith jam post. ;) Right, my friend? :)

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