As calendars turn from summer to autumn, farmers and gardeners plow under what they have spent months planting, growing, reaping. Wheat stubble and corn stalks are plowed under, tomato vines and bean plants start to enrich the soil for another year’s planting. Abundant rain in August yields healthy soybeans waiting to be combined. So much digging and dying in September, so much preparing for spring life. The Lion King drama tells of the “circle of life.” The King of Creation implants the “circle of life” in every tree, flower, insect, human. At times the dying-living cycle seems harsh, but the King of Creation has shown us the way in his death and resurrection.