…and all the trees of the field will clap their hands Isaiah 52:12
Don’t you know it’s time to praise the Lord?
In the sanctuary of His Holy Spirit
So put your mind on Him
And let His praise begin
And the glory of the Lord will fill this place
As the seasons change most trees put away their Summer clothing and dress in their Fall colors. In our region, however there are some trees, most notably the Pin Oaks, that insist on holding back a third of their dry brown leaves all through the Winter. They may be pretending it is still Summer but they aren’t fooling anyone! In our own lives as well, when the season changes we can hold back and complain or we can remember that it is always time to praise the Lord! We can put away our Summer clothing and dress with the brief brighter colors of Fall, or we can hold onto our brown leaves complaining all through the Winter. Praise helps us allow the changes to come giving a place for God’s glory to be seen as a reflection of heaven even as Summer fades and frost of Fall comes sweeping by.