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by brian j plachta on October 19th, 2016

​Autumn. Winds blow, leaves burst with final blasts of color swapping their green cloaks for brilliant coats of red, yellow, and crimson.
October’s wind whispers, it’s time to let go, as each leaf loosens its hold on its branch slowly cascading to the ground.  There they shall rest for the winter.  Blanketed with soil and nutrients, protected underneath a carpet of white snow they will rest, slowly being transformed into rich earth nurturing new life come spring.
We are like the fall leaves; needing to let go of the branches we cling to, finding rest in the Creator. Scurrying about our daily tasks, we end the day exhausted, checking off our to do lists with what we’ve accomplished. Eventually the busyness takes its toil and we must choose to rest, to quiet ourselves, trusting the solitude will give us peace, trusting new life will emerge within us as we find rest in the Creator.
For just a moment allow yourself to rest in God.
Stop what you’re doing.
Relax and let go.
Close your eyes.
There is nothing to do right now.
Just Be.
Be in the Life-Giver’s Presence.
Lean your back into his chest.
Feel his arms embracing you, supporting your body, protecting you, keeping you safe.
Hear him whisper gently to your heart how much he loves you.
Let the warm flow of his love move throughout your body.
Feel its peace oozing through your veins.
Open your heart.
Rest in the Creator.
Find yourself renewed in his arms.
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