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A Different Kind of Fall

Posted under How God Provides, The Unexpected - Sep 22nd, 09

It is amazing how hot it has been this summer. We were in one of the worst droughts in the history of our city. We have had city-wide water rationing, which meant that we had to cut down our watering days to once a week (and only at certain times). These cut-backs have left many people without grass to even cut back!  Our backyard, and our two-year-old tree, still may not recover.

As we were driving out to BC’s mom’s house, we noticed the trees on the side of the road. The scenery was like a beautiful fall foliage picture. I asked BC if the leaves were changing colors. He told me he thought those trees were actually dying. Boy, I seriously hoped he was joking. I didn’t want to believe him. But it seems to appear that this fall, we will have a different kind of fall; Not only will the leaves be falling, but the trees will be falling too! How sad!

Let me just give you a picture of how bad things are in our neck of the woods…

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Here is a picture of our yuccas in the backyard (kinda yuck..uh..I know!) These eight-year-old desert plants were dying for water (or rather, lack of water). It’s hard to believe.

We had a wonderful week of rain last week, and right now, I am hearing it rain outside! God knows just what to rain down, and what to take down. He also makes rain with just the perfect ingredients that vegetation need. He may not revive our yuccas, but there are sprigs of new grass in our front yard, which have definitely revived our spirits. It feels more like spring with that week of rain, and we are loving it!

Just like those yuccas and those trees, we are certainly not exempt to times of spiritual drought. I am reminded of the importance of “The Living Water” (Christ Jesus) in Jeremiah, and I am thankful for the Word who became flesh, and was poured out for me…a sinner. The One who cried out, “I thirst” as He was dying on that tree. Oh, that I would continually thirst for my Lord and Savior!

Jeremiah 17:5  Thus saith the LORD; Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the LORD.
Jer. 17:6  For he shall be like the heath in the desert, and shall not see when good cometh; but shall inhabit the parched places in the wilderness, in a salt land and not inhabited.
Jer. 17:7  Blessed is the man that trusteth in the LORD, and whose hope the LORD is.
Jer. 17:8  For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreadeth out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit.
Jer. 17:9  The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?

Psalm 42:1  “As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God.”
Psa 42:2a  “My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God:”

One Response to “A Different Kind of Fall”

  1. Organizing Mommy Says:

    OK so like.. you need to look at my UP photos. What it lacks in heat, it makes up for in fall beauty.

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