Autumn is a colourful time, with the green tree leaves turning into yellow and red, and then falling down to earth. This seems just as our human lives, when it’s our time to die. We, too, are like tree leaves. We are dedicated to live, but are subject to death, to fall down to earth and die away. However, unlike tree leaves, we are promised to live on forever, if we commit our lives into Jesus’ hands during this life. He is the one that wants to catch us with his hands despite the Fall and our falling. Why? Because of his mercy, because he cares of his creation, of each tree leave as well as of each and everyone who shall leave this earth some day. Read up more on these thoughts from Ari Savuoja’s sermon on Sunday, 20 September 2015, and enjoy the poem “Fall” by Rainer Maria Rilke. (BF)

 

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