The Reds And Yellows Are Always There

When you think of leaves from a tree, what colour do you think of? Most of you will think green. Because most of the year, on most of the trees, leaves are green.

I’m not smart enough to go through the scientific reason why a leaf is green but it is something to do with a pigment in the leaf called chlorophyll. It helps to absorb light so the tree can convert it into energy to help it grow.

As the trees enter Autumn they slow down their growth production. This means the leaves stop being so green and that’s when you notice the reds and yellows in the leaf before it falls off the tree.

While I have seen this happening each year I have only just recently learned that the reds and yellows are always in the leaf. It’s just that the green is a more dominant colour when it is active and so it covers up the other colours. But they are always present.

This reminds me of how God is at work in my life. He is always present.

I can get busy and active and preoccupied and all that activity covers up the voice and presence of God. But as soon as I still myself and take time to reflect I notice that God is still there.

How fortunate we are to be loved by such a faithful, consistent Lord.

Heavenly Father, forgive me when I cover You up with my own self-importance. Help me to regularly stop to hear Your voice. Amen.

When was the last time you stopped to notice where God was in your life?


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This article was written by Linda Bailey

Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.