The colours of the trees together represent the seasons: bluebells -spring, green -
summer, orange and red - autumn, the white reminds me of snow in winter. God is in every season and here He reminds us of that .
Just look around us and we can see He is in everything. All tells us of the glory
of God . If we want a message from Him - just walk through a wood or forest.
We also can be reminded of the seasons of life where the message is the same, 'I am with you even to the end of the ages.'
Each season of our lives has its own beauty. All have their own unique way of showing Him to the world. When the leaves fall at the end of the year we remember that the tree isresting until spring when it will be reborn in beauty, We too will be reborn in the spring of eternity, more glorious than we have ever been.
I can think of myself standing on the edge of the cliff looking out to sea. Sometimes in life we have struggled through our problems and for once, come out on top. Then we can pause and look at what we have achieved and see the glory of God in it.
But life from our new perspective stretches out before us. We can take nothing for granted. Yet the light of God is always on the horizon reminding us that we must focus on Him no matter what life holds.
We may sometimes feel our lives are like an island surrounded by troubled waters but in the photo of the island, the sea is relatively calm. We are never alone and closer to others than we may think. We need to look for them and invite them on to our island. Eventually together we can build a bridge from one to the other.
When we feel alone that is the time to find another lonely person and share our faith. Our lives may help others to cross over to a life of faith.
If too many come to us, the island won't be big enough, and we will have to expand into the world. That is how the church grows and how we share in that growth.
We have to start where we are with God and go forward with Him.