Colors of Fall and the Kingdom of God

Submitted October 6, 2011

fall leaves of red, orange and yellow

Every autumn the leaves begin to change and color the earth with great warmth. Have you ever thought about the appeal of the fall colors and the future return and reign of Jesus Christ that is pictured in the Feast of Tabernacles? We can draw a lesson about the millennial reign of Jesus Christ from the autumn colors of red, yellow and orange in a way you might not have considered before.

In color theory, each of the colors we see in autumn represents something different: red represents warfare, orange represents change and yellow represents happiness. When Jesus Christ returns to this earth, he will come with great wrath (Revelation:19:15). With His wrath will be justice on the earth and the fantastic change of world peace! "And they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore" (Micah:4:3). All people alive will "hear a word behind [them] saying, 'This is the way, walk in it'” (Isaiah:30:21). There will be great joy throughout the earth as mankind lives by God’s commandments of life and love in the Kingdom of God!

This year for the Feast of Tabernacles, I’ll be going to Gatlinburg, Tennessee, where the colorful symbolism of red, orange and yellow will surround me everywhere I go. If you’re visiting a site where autumn is in full swing and the leaves are colorful, take time to appreciate the beautiful surroundings that reflect the hope we have in our hearts for the return of Jesus Christ and His Kingdom to come!

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Yui's picture

All under a blue sky of peace.


Zanna's picture

Well done! I like when nature can remind me of God's great plan because sooo often it just gets pushed the back burner by life. Thanks for helping me keep it in its rightful place - front and center :)

Michael Slocum

Michael Slocum's picture

In route to my feast site in Virginia Beach, I was just talking with a fellow Abc student about all the colors we were seeing in the mountains. It was glorious and when mixed with the rising sunlight my eyes were having a hard time focusing on just one thing. I fully and completely applaud God for his beauty that he has gifted us with on this earth and I thank you for making me focus on it once again. Keep up the interesting pieces.

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