Sunday, September 5, 2010

A Season

Gold-Sky Taken 09/01/10
As the sun was setting the sky turned a beautiful shade of gold. It had been raining earlier so I am not sure if that was the cause of the beauty that shone before me, but whatever it was, I wanted to capture it before it was gone.
Most people love this time of year – the sun still shines its warmth yet a cool breeze floats through the air. It reminds us that fall is just around the corner and that summer is nearing an end. The trees begin to change from luscious green to vibrant shades of red, orange, and gold and the geese begin to fly south.
While I love watching the turning leaves, fall is always a gentle reminder that winter is on the way. Just as spring tells us that new life is budding and summer is near; fall ushers in winter. The once singing birds; the blooming flowers; and budding trees must come to an end and lie dormant or sometimes die.

“To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:” Ecclesiastes 3:1

September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and their color is “gold”. I couldn’t help but wonder if God, somehow in his awesome power, provided the picture above just for me.
The scene was there for only a moment and then it was gone. Was this God’s way of reminding that He is taking care of my little Michael and that everything is alright? That one day all of the pain and suffering of this life would be over and that a brighter, more beautiful place waits ahead for me?
Michael lived for 10 years on this earth. He was diagnosed with Alveolar Rhabdomyosarcoma on the very first day of summer and died on the first day of fall. Cancer touched his life for a season.

Has something or someone touched your life for A Season?

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