Thursday, October 6, 2011

Then Came Autumn


You called me out of the dead of winter
And melted the ice that trapped my heart
Freedom came as winter's walls fell down
From death to life, You gave a new start

Then came spring...
Then came spring...

Lying in the green grass full of Your love
You started speaking of Your plans for me
The Word took root and began to bloom
Your beauty was all my eyes could see

Then came summer...
Then came summer...

Heat came, threatening to scorch my faith
But you planted me near the river's cool flow
Your fruit was sweet through all the toil
Ever growing, I left behind all I used to know

Then came autumn...
Then came autumn...

Beautiful colors began to surround me
The breeze refreshed my tired, weary soul
Your joy and peace filled up my heart
Never had I felt more full, more whole

Then the first leaf fell from my branches
I gasp in horror as it floated to the ground
Soon all I had worked for was dead and gone
I clutched tightly to what was left to be found

My child, this is the season for death
Your pulled me close and gently said
It is time to show you beauty in sacrifice
Please Lord please, any other way! I pled

Child the fruit that falls will soon be seeds
Deeper in the ground they will fall and stay
Until I make them grow into something new
Death for you will make much life one day

Then I looked deep into His eyes and knew
I truly longed to do His will with my last breath
So I opened up my arms freely and let it all fall
Finally, I could see the sweet beauty in death

So came autumn...
So came autumn...

25 comments:

a girl with a smile said...

This is incredible. May God continue to use your words.

And loving that picture of you.

Erin said...

Sweet song :) I love your mix of white, blue, brown, and yellow! :)

kelley mackenzie said...

beautiful blog and beautiful photography!

Carly Anne said...

Gorgeous photo of you, my dear. And, the words aren't too shabby either. ; )

Susan said...

That is incredibly beautiful!! Did you write this? It really made me stop and think, I loved it. :)

Whitney said...

This is so lovely.

Have Your Way said...

Beautiful woman.
Beautiful words.
Beautiful God

Faith said...

The photograph is gorgeous, Jen!

Karm said...

Such a beautiful poem and gorgeous photo.

Aaron & Ashley said...

Wonderful photo!!! I have been super duper busy and haven't been on in a LONG time, so i am not sure how new it is, but i love your layout:) Have a wonderful day!

Sarah said...

I LOVE that autumn has come! What a sweet poem. You look so pretty with Autumn all behind you. Super fun =)

- Sarah
http://agirlintransit.blogspot.com

Samantha said...

BEAUTIFUL! Both the photo and poem :)

Kristen said...

This is beautiful!

Stephanie said...

Beautiful words. Thanks for sharing.

P.S. I want your outfit! : )

Heather said...

i love that song and your outfit-- you're stunning, pretty lady!

Meredith Sledge said...

Wow. This is a stunning photo of you!!!! And I LOVE that outfit. :D LOOOOOVE. I need that belt.

It's A Love Story said...

I love your blog!

Cassidy Robinson said...

This is beautiful, Jen. Reminds me of "Every Season," one of my favorite Nichole Nordeman songs. :)

Brittany said...

love the lighting in the photo + the model ;)
beautiful poem

Natalie @ NS Pottery said...

I LOVE that photo! You look gorgeous!!

JRuud said...

Wow what a beautiful poem. I'm a writer...so I appreciate fantastic/talented writing. That was wonderful.

Love your blog! You are so pretty :)

Breeanna @ a brilliant melody said...

Did you write this? Wow!

It's so beautiful. You really captured God's love and how He uses difficult times to build us up again.

Thanks for sharing.

BTW I'm in love with your photography :)

Laura Nelson said...

Wow, you are gorgeous in this photo and your photography is looking so amazing!!!
Love your poem :)

Heart n Soul said...

These words are breathtaking!!

Annie said...

Jennifer, this is beautiful.

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