October 1, 2013. Kingdoms And Leaves

“October and the trees are stripped bare
Of all they wear.
What do I care?

October and kingdoms rise
And kingdoms fall
But you go on
And on.”

And on. I’m not even sure how we got here, really. October? Seriously? It seems like days ago we were packing for the beach or heading to the pool. And yet, here we are.

Three months left. Have I done what I set out to do this year? What’s left? Is there enough time?

This day usually reminds me of the lyrics above. It’s interesting in light of everything constantly filling the news that those words were true and will remain true. Whether plans and dreams are on pace, lagging, or out in front, they’re still true.

Kingdoms and leaves have a lot in common, really. They both grow and fall. They live an die. They are valuable and then discarded. They are created things. Sometimes it helps to be reminded of that. There is One who goes on. And on.

What are you reminded of?



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4 responses to “October 1, 2013. Kingdoms And Leaves

  1. Doug Ashley

    Timely for me, my friend! Praying for you this week as you approach the marathon.

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