When the leaves change their colour

It’s a beautiful sight

Their green to gold, reflecting God’s light

Their glorious display

His splendor revealed

Nothing kept silent

True colours, once concealed


When the leaves change, it’s a beautiful thing

The old becomes new, the angels sing

Their triumphant song

Revealing His name

No stone unturned

Nothing left the same


When Autumn falls

It’s limbs stripped bare

Prepared for Winter’s snow, so fair

Naked trees are kingly clothed

A blanket of white, to cover the cold

New robes bright and spotless

The prize of the fight

And welcoming arms to hold them tight


A wearisome traveler once stuck in his stance

Burdens behind him

New hope, his last chance


The rebirth of Spring, God’s calling card

To beautify the chosen

To soften the hard


Then growing and maturing

Flowering till fruit

A harvest of righteousness pulled up by the Root

The many made new, forgiven their sins

Joy–no longer a stranger

Peace–a comforting friend


Reborn, refreshed, revived, alive

Once lost, a child alone now thrives

Stolen promises graciously returned

A soul unworthy, nothing earned

The weak made strong shall rise, shall fly

And to the victor, a crown the prize

The trumpet call for home shall sound

For this is what happens

When a leaf falls to the ground.


Tina S.W. 

November 27, 2018


Just as Autumn leaves change colour and fall, so too our own true colours must be changed.  We must fall to die to self, but we rise and live again joyously in Jesus Christ.  We must be changed.

“See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.” –Isaiah 43:19

“God is not human, that He should lie, not a human being, that He should change His mind. Does He speak and then not act? Does He promise and not fulfill?”

“Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.” –Hebrews 4:16

“Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit.” –John 12:24

6 thoughts on “When a Leaf Falls to the Ground

    1. Thanks Alicia! ❤ If I'm sounding like my grandpa, well, I'll take that as a compliment. 🙂 His heart is all over his poetry. ❤ Thank you.

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