Fall is a season of beauty! After the long, hot months of summer, our hearts crave the cooling temperatures of Fall. We watch for hints that the leaves are beginning to turn yellow, orange, and red. We watch for the pumpkins to begin appearing at the store, the opening of pumpkin patches in the neighborhood, and perhaps even the ripening of pumpkins in our own backyards.
I love seeing pictures of the changing colors of the trees in the Fall! To see how God paints the landscapes with the brightest reds, oranges, and yellows is truly magnificent! We don’t see this in its fullness in Southern California, but one day I hope to drive along the East Coast in the Fall and see it all for myself! Jerry and I have talked about doing this so perhaps one day we will follow through!
I was struck by my devotion this morning in 1 Peter 3 as it relates to the world’s beauty and what is true beauty as it relates to you and me. In this verse Peter is talking about physical beauty and inner beauty. What stood out were these words in verse 4 that we may be found with “the incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God.” An incorruptible beauty is one that doesn’t fade away. Oh, that we would develop this beauty of the heart! As verse 4 says: May it be found “in the hidden person of the heart”!