The Bible doesn’t mention autumn very much nor our beloved fall color change. In fact, trees are not overly featured in the scriptures. They are treated as more utilitarian – mostly fruit trees are mentioned, but trees do give shade and wood as well. Trees still are a favorite of mine and I’ve been out photographing the autumn color change.
The earth brought forth vegetation: plants yielding seed of every kind, and trees of every kind bearing fruit with the seed in it. And God saw that it was good. (Genesis 1:12)
On the first day you shall take … boughs of leafy trees, and willows of the brook; and you shall rejoice before the LORD your God… (Leviticus 23:40)
Then shall the trees of the forest sing for joy
before the LORD, for he comes to judge the earth.
O give thanks to the LORD, for he is good;
for his steadfast love endures forever.
(1 Chronicles 16:33-34)
All the trees of the field shall know
that I am the LORD. (Ezekiel 17:24)