I used to think it was just the cold weather that was responsible for the infusion of so much color in our deciduous tree leaves -- I was wrong. Turns out it's actually the decreased amount of daylight as well as the colder nights that triggers the formation of a "woody plug" in the leaf stems. This plug continues to solidify until it completely cuts off the flow of chlorophyl -- wat keeps the leaves green -- allowing for the other pigments usually overshadowed by the green to "show through." Chlorophyl's "final rally" for supremacy takes place when the leaves turn from yellow to red -- the color of the chlorophyl in its final stages of decomposition. Then the leaf falls.
There is a flow of unity that cannot be allowed to be interrupted as we continue in this vital stage of growth as a venue/ church, or the health of The Outpost will, well... fade and eventually fall. All that to say, if you really want to scare me this Halloween -- come dressed as a woody plug.
Surrounded By Grace,