I couldn’t wait to take a peak. I pushed
back the mulch and sure enough, there
they were. Daffodil bulbs I planted in the
fall had forced through winter’s frozen
ground. Once again I was seeing evidence
of the miracle of Spring time.
I can’t help but think of the parallel in our lives. Winter seasons of our lives,
threaten our faith and endurance. We wonder, will the joy of springtime
ever come again? Will we be able to rise up and leave winters past behind us?
There is One who promises that we can endure. We can pass that test.
We can rise up again and experience new beginnings that God promises for
those who love Him.
For those who believe, our hope lies in the God and Father of our LORD
Jesus Christ,and in His Promised Presence. He has promised He will never
leave nor forsake.
When sickness, death and loss shake our world; when doubts and fears raise
their ugly heads; when the battlefield of our heart tempts us to question when
we should trust, we need to remember the Lord is near. He doesn’t leave us
alone to fight our battles. He gets down in the trenches of our troubled hearts
and minds, and when we can no longer fight for ourselves. He fights for us.
Gives strength to climb out of the pit and teaches us to embrace rekindled hope
and the new beginnings God promises.
The same God who planted seeds of new growth in the beginning, (Genesis 1)
also plants new seeds of hope in hearts that make room for Jesus.
May hope spring up in our hearts today, as we wait for the miracle of spring.
Winter is past, and the rains are over and gone.
flowers are springing up, and the season of singing birds has come.
Song of Songs sv. 2:11,12 NLT