Point: Jesus uses his creation as a witness to unbelievers
Look what I brought with me today. (Show leaves of different
colors and shapes). These are some leaves I found while out
walking. During this time of year the countryside has been
painted by God with beautiful colored leaves: some yellow, some
orange or red, and some brown and gold.
What season of the year do these leaves tell us it is? Autumn
(or fall). Have you ever wondered why trees loose their leaves?
I think it is because Jesus wants to give them a new pair of clothes
and they need a rest from holding on to the old ones all year long.
Have you ever tried to hold on to a leaf for a whole year? Do
you think you would get tired, too? Jesus knows we get tired, so
he gave us a day of rest. We use that day to rest and thank God
for all he has done for us.
Now, have you ever thought about all the people who use the day of
rest to do things for themselves, and who never go to church?
How does Jesus tell them about himself? He can use you to tell
them, but even if they won't listen to you, he has another way.
He tells them through his own creations. And during the fall
season no one can look around at the trees and not think about how
wonderful and awesome God is.
Think about the leaves for a moment. If we wore the same pair of
clothes all year what a mess they would be! Do you see the dirt
on the leaves and the holes eaten in them by bugs? Jesus gave us
seasons to remind us of the renewal we need. There are times we
need to let go of the bad habits or things we have done. That is
"Create in me a clean heart O God, and renew a steadfast spirit
Jesus can grow new habits on us, just as he grows new leaves on trees
in springtime. Jesus uses his own creations to tell us about
himself. Let's be sure to thank Jesus for the beauty of all he
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