On this particular October day the changing leaves decorated the hills overlooking Duluth with a golden beauty that only God could create. It's interesting to note that the gold color had been in the leaves all summer, however, it was only revealed when the green chlorophyll left the leaves due to the diminishing daylight hours of autumn.
The golden hills reminded me of the element gold which is one of the most highly sought-after precious metals. Gold is also the most malleable and ductile metals; a single gram can be beaten into a sheet of one square meter, or an ounce into 300 square feet. Gold leaf can be beaten thin enough to become translucent.
God's creation never ceases to amaze me. He not only uses the elements of the earth to reveal to us some of His attributes, such as purity, perfection, and royalty, but, also uses the colors of a golden hillside in Duluth to do the same.
The Bible reminds us to never forget that the value and preciousness of gold in this world is temporary and meant only to point us to God where true treasure can be found.
I love all who love me. Those who search will surely find me.
I have riches and honor, as well as enduring wealth and justice.
My gifts are better than gold, even the purest gold, my wages better than sterling silver! Pro 8:17