Lean Times

November 2, 2018
  • Christin Green, Intern Minister

As I enjoyed Cedar Lane's memorial garden this afternoon in the cool autumn air, I reflected on all the ways nature reacts to these "lean times" we are approaching. Perhaps the trees are showing us how easy it is to let go. All of creation reacts to these changes in seasons in different ways. Some creatures get out, move on, and migrate to warmer climates. Other creatures gather the fallen fruits and nuts in preparation for winter. Other creatures actually slow their bodies down so they can survive. Then there are the creatures that go inside or underground for a time, knowing that the days will eventually lengthen again and new life will spring forth. Each of these natural impulses works just right for the creation that follows the cycle. Which one do you resonate with?

Check out Christin’s video on lessons we can learn from autumn: