Heaven’s October

Ahh…October.

Personally, I think October may be my favorite fall month. I just love the colors of October, the smell of bonfires, wearing hoodies, the cool weather, jeans, cowboy boots, the adorable fashions…really, the list could go on and on.

Oh. Not to mention Halloween, dressing up, and receiving candy just for knocking on people’s doors! Really, what is better then receiving free chocolate for just walking around a neighborhood? Nothing. Absolutely nothing.

October is beautiful. The leaves of the trees. The colors of nature. God’s beautiful landscaping is laid out for all to see and explore. It’s absolutely breathtaking to see the trees go from green to red and orange. Beautiful. It makes me want to sigh. I sometimes can’t imagine anything prettier.

October may be one of my favorite months, but some events this October are not cool and exciting. My grandmother has been struggling and fighting for her life in the hospital for over a week now. The doctors said it could be any time this weekend that she enters glory with Jesus.

It’s hard, you know? It’s hard watching my grandmother grow weaker and weaker each passing day. A few days ago I came to the conclusion that I couldn’t go to the hospital anymore. The agony, the emotional pain, the memories…they all flood to my mind every single time I walk through those dark wooden doors. It’s too hard to bear. But it makes me think.

When my grandmother enters Heaven and walks through this life on earth to her eternal one, what will Heaven look like? What will her first sights of Heaven be? I picture October, beautiful October, except millions and trillions times better. It’s Heaven, after all. It makes me imagine what it’ll be like. She’ll see this beautiful place with Jesus by her side. Breathtaking.

So why do I love October so much? I love October because it makes me think of Heaven. It makes me think of God’s artistic nature and his way with colors, plants, and every other thing He’s created. This October, I encourage you to take a look around. Look around and wonder about Heaven and what it’ll look like. October is a beautiful month, but nature’s beauty will fade eventually and turn to winter. But Heaven…Heaven’s beautiful all year long, all eternity long.

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