I must really like this quote because I keep a little journal of favorite quotes and somehow this one was entered twice:

If  God had wanted to be a big secret, He would not have created babbling brooks and whispering pines.          Robert Brault

Autumn is certainly a season that is not quiet.  If you live in an area where there are definitive season changes then fall gives a final shout before ‘Old Man Winter’ settles in.  So much is written about autumn and the pictures that are captured, although beautiful, only capture a lens-full and can’t come close to the vibrancy  that bursts forth.  You can’t help ‘noticing’ the changes that occur in the fall.  So much concentration on the outside world while we ourselves prepare to head indoors to stay cozy by the warmth of the fire , ” mamma in her kerchief, and I in my cap”, so to speak.

God is constantly reaching out to us, reminding us that we are his.  At every moment of every day we are in his sight.   We can hear him through the voices of others.  People can keep us on the straight and narrow, sometimes they can be our conscience.  We hear his Word at our Services. We read about him in the books that were so brilliantly written by the Holy.  We learn about him in so many ways.  There are opportunities offered to us perpetually.  But if we listen, truly listen…..we hear him in nature.  And there we hear just three little words, ‘I love you’.  And then, we don’t just about about him……we come to know him.

As we prepare to go into our homes to wait out the winter, keep your ears to the windows and listen to the babbling brooks and the whispering pines.