How things change when fall comes! A sapling you may not have noticed becomes flaming orange – and suddenly sets itself apart.
The tips – and then the whole – of a burning bush lights up fiery red.
A small tree shouts, “Look at me!” with bright yellow leaves, after a summer of merely filling in the space.
Even the shades of tan and chestnut brown distinguish themselves this time of year.
What happens to make each individual one of these trees become so much more than “one of the masses”?
Is it the summer of growth experiences, the challenge of colder weather, the encouragement of the warm sun?
What makes each one of us as individuals step out and shine with our own special glow?
Is it our own growth experiences, our challenges, and warm encouragement from others?
That could well be. We all need the chance to show the world our true selves.
I see God’s hand in all of these wonders as well.