The photo is from Saturday morning. Today – so far – is foggy and damp. But something has shifted and leaves are beginning to come down in droves – falling by the millions, really.
We live of course in the middle of trees upon trees and we will have a absolute blanket of them. Unmanageable, overwhelming, beautiful, blowing into deep drifts like massive piles of snow after a blizzard.
I always enjoy these times of seasonal transition, when the story carried in the air calls to the beginnings of something else, something new, something regenerative.
Rebekah talked about this in yesterday’s message (click here and scroll to the 32:00 mark to hear Rebekah’s sermon). Her words were not just for the confirmation class but for all of us, because our challenge is to live into this new future and to tell the Good News Story in the way that we do it.
That’s really where I want us to land this morning. Our opportunity is to tell the truth of the Gospel of Love – simply by being.
To tell the truth of the good news literally in the way we live. To live gospel out loud.
No words necessary, except sometimes by way of clarification.
Peace, and promise – DEREK
Derek has published seven books in the past decade (you can find them at https://www.amazon.com/Derek-Maul/e/B001JS9WC4), and there’s always something new in the works.
Before becoming a full-time writer, Derek taught public school in Florida for eighteen years, including cutting-edge work with autistic children. He holds bachelor’s degrees in psychology and education from Stetson University and the University of West Florida.
Derek is active in teaching at his church: adult Sunday school, and a men’s Bible study/spiritual formation group. He enjoys the outdoors, traveling, photography, reading, cooking, playing guitar, and golf.