We are avenues of love to others who come and go in our direction. And like a country lane, over time we change. For example in the springtime of youth, when we are colorfully fresh with bright rosy cheeks, we are teeming with new growth. As we mature our outward physical growth appears to stop as we, like the lane, bask in the splendor of abundance. In the summer of life, we give back to others like the trees of the lane give a home to birds and wildlife.
Soon there is a chilling wind that changes the leaves from green to glorious colors and they begin to drop away in a transformation that only God can do. At the end of our life-cycle summer we begin to transform and to realize the importance of life as we cling to our “leaves” of hair, teeth, bones, friends, money…..
And when winter hits the country lane is white with snow while the trees stand quietly waiting. When our winter comes, we too turn white of hair and quietly wait for our final transformation.