Our lesson for Sunday, September 21 is AUTUMN LEAVES.
"The falling leaves drift by the window
The autumn leaves of red and gold . . ."
This beautiful love song ran through my head this week as I looked outside and began to reminisce over this season of the year. The English lyrics for AUTUMN LEAVES were written by Johnny Mercer in 1950 and have been heard in at least a dozen films over the years . . . sung by popular singers such as Doris Day, Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra and others.
As I observe our spectacular world of color each fall, I think we can learn a great deal from the leaves. Each leaf is filled with purpose, power and possibilities at birth . . . and, as it begins to grow and expand, it changes. Then, one day, right before our eyes, the leaf is no longer green, but gold or red or orange or brown or purple.
Could it be that one lesson we can learn is to live our life with purpose while embracing remarkable possibilities? Let's take a look at this topic at the celebration service on Sunday. I hope to see you there!