Friday, November 25, 2011


There’s beauty in this season
While shedding of the old,
Leaves drift down upon the earth
In yellow, red, and gold.

They knit a leafy blanket
To warm the ground below,
Dressed in autumn’s sweater
Before the falling snow. 

The animals now scurry
To find a place to rest,
Snuggled in the hollows
Against the earth’s warm breast.

We who watch in silence
Can learn a thing or two,
As God tucks in creation
To rest till winters through.

There are times He says to wait
And He’ll renew our strength.
Sometimes it’s for a season
He knows the perfect length.

But when the time is over,
Just like the budding trees.
We’ll mount with wings like eagles
And dance upon the breeze.

We’ll run and not grow weary,
Our strength renewed by God.
And once again we’ll briskly walk
Upon the fresh new sod.

“But those who wait on the LORD
Shall renew their strength;
They shall mount up with wings like eagles,
They shall run and not be weary,
They shall walk and not faint.”  Isaiah 40:31 NKJ


  1. I like this because it reminds me that God knows the perfect length, and sometimes I'm impatient! Happy Thanksgiving.

  2. It is such a blessing to get our strength from the Lord! I love that verse - what an encouragement to me today!

    Blessings, Joan

    P.S. I found you through Laced with Grace where we both contribute and wanted to pop on over and say "hi" to a fellow Californian! Happy Thanksgiving!

  3. This is a lovely poem and one of my favorite Bible verses. I am so glad to visit your blog, Charlotte. Have a blessed weekend!

  4. Thank you for visiting my blog, Sweet Blessings. :)

    Beautiful post and beautiful autumn photo.

  5. Did you write this beautiful poem? My favorite is the "We who watch in silence ...." So true, we can learn so much from nature about the NATURE and WAYS of God! Patsy from

  6. That is beautiful, thank you. Blessings ~

  7. Love the poem and the beautiful picture. I love this time of year. Thank you, Charlotte for sharing them with us.

  8. Wow. Ya know when you hear the same verse 4 or 5 times in an hour the Lord is really wanting to encourage you... Thank you for letting Him use you. And thank you for linking up.


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