beauty seekers

fall scavenger hunt 11 I stand at the kitchen sink and peer out the window, taking in the show.

Trees are ablaze with red and orange. The sunlight shadow-dances across the lawn. Acorns fall onto the barn roof with a steady bing bing bing. Leaves rain down and blanket every inch of the yard. Squirrels dart and dive. Lighter limbs sway in the wind.

Fall is absolutely here!

So we go out into the afternoon sunshine to uncover and marvel, search and savor. We bring along a list to guide us and check off, but we don't really need it. It's just for fun.

My little scavenger marches around the yard and all through the woods, squealing with delight at each new find. He hollers look at this! and I found one! and wow, so pretty!  and we add it to the bag of fall's gifts.

We are beauty seekers. There are more treasures around us than we could ever pen out on a piece of paper. God is so kind and generous and wonderful to share this autumn season with us!

He invites us to marvel and enjoy.

He promises that we will find Him there. And we do.

In everything, He is there.

We tuck pieces of gold into our pockets to press in heavy books and keep as reminders of His brilliant love, His abundant grace, His wonderful works.

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For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse. - Romans 1:20


Have you been outside celebrating fall beauty this week? What have you uncovered?