Streets of Gold
Excerpt from Stasi’s blog at Ransomed Heart – “It was…autumn. (Surprise!) I had gone for a walk in the woods following a path along a stream. The aspens had turned their glorious golden hue and in the slight breeze were shedding their flower-like leaves. The path was strewn with gold as I softly padded along.
“Well, if the streets in heaven are gold like THIS, then that will be beautiful!” Sometimes I surprise myself. My unconscious thoughts emerge in the most unexpected of times. I realized that I had pictured the streets of gold in heaven as solid and hard, cold and undesirable. But this gold – this living, moving exhibition – was filled with splendor. Surely our divinely gorgeous and creative God will outdo himself beyond my best but limited imagination!” It’s Raining
I love this so much, because autumn is my favorite season and a path strewn with gold leaves is so much more what my heart yearns for than actual hard, shiny gold streets. What an image. What amazing love of the Father to grant us the beauty that is autumn before the cold of winter. I love living in a place where we can experience four distinct seasons of weather. Right now I am enjoying autumn and the glorious exuberant color that is the last ditch effort of nature to rejoice before a season of stillness and rest. Streets of golden and orange leaves are everywhere and I am loving it. And now when I walk on the crunchy bright leaves I have a new image in my mind of heaven and the great love of my Father who cares about my heart more than I can ever imagine.