30 October 2013

leaves transformed

leaves once exploding with life
gave up their green
for coats of gold
crimson, orange
a transformation we witness
year after year after 
life appears to change
completely
yet the leaves
are still leaves
until they surrender
their connection to the tree
then comes the true
transformation
as in death they become
nutrition to the soil
food for new life to come

might I be the same
releasing my grip
on who I am
to become 
who He desires me to be

Listen carefully: 
Unless a grain of wheat is buried in the ground, dead to the world,
 it is never any more than a grain of wheat. 
But if it is buried, it sprouts and reproduces itself many times over. 
In the same way, anyone who holds on to life just as it is destroys that life. 
But if you let it go, reckless in your love, you’ll have it forever, real and eternal 

Day 30 of 31 Days of Surrender









and walking with Emily in my imperfection

 

4 comments:

Alecia Simersky said...

I love this time of year. The changing of the leaves, it brings back memories of wood fires, thick jackets, and smores.I believe this is truly one of the most beautiful times of year.

nance.mdr said...

if our bodies could only end in such gracefulness.

Dolly@Soulstops said...

wow, powerful last paragraph...great tie in with the leaves...blessings :)

Emily Wierenga said...

YES. that we might nourish the earth like these leaves... XO

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