De-LEAF

1-DSC05874Leaves drop  from trees in the autumn season. We used to call them “fall leaves” because trees dropped them mid-to-late autumn or fall.

At one time, children raked leaves; however, now leaves are blown onto a pile and vacuumed into a truck to be dumped in the land fill!

If leaves didn’t fall, then trees would have no space for new leaf buds  in the spring.

Perhaps our lives are the same way, i.e, if parts of us don’t die and fall off,  there is no room for new growth.

Reflection: Do you want new growth in your life? If so, what are you willing to let fall or give up?

Copyright December 11, 2013; Carolyn A. Roth

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2 responses to “De-LEAF

  1. Jeremy Bradford Gray

    Much of this is through the help of God himself. Most of the time we must be willing participants (here am I Lord, send me) and not as hardheaded Jonah who was reluctant. It good to be the example Jesus speaks of in John 15:2, “He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful.”

  2. Profound thought. We are to make room for new growth in our lives. Thank you for this reflection.

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