Spring Blessings

See! The winter is past;
the rains are over and gone.
Flowers appear on the earth;
the season of singing has come...
Song of Songs 2:11,12

In NJ, we've had more than our share of rain. March set a new record for rainfall. But my walk on Saturday morning revealed a hidden blessing from all that rain. The bushes and trees were bursting with blooms - magnificent cherry blossoms, dogwoods, forsythias and magnolias. Peeking through the ground were daffodils, crocuses, and tulips.

For months, these plants appeared dead or dormant, but the end of winter signals a resurgence of life. After weathering the winter in silence, growing and strengthening in the darkness underground, they emerge stronger and more fruitful.

When Jesus was in the tomb, it all looked bleak, but a great work was being done in the darkness. On the third day, He emerged in radiant glory, encouraging His followers to remain strong.

When we experience dark times, we must allow God to strengthen us, remaining confident that such times are not permanent, just a season that will pass in due time. He will bring us through and will use us to encourage others with the comfort we received from Him (2 Cor. 1:4).

May you experience renewed strength, and may you sense His presence in a mighty way. May you have renewed purpose, and fulfill His calling in your life. May you burst forth with the fruit of the Spirit. May you experience the resurrected life.


lynnmosher said...

I loved this, Susan! I always love the spring flowers. Such beauty of life reaching for the sun out of the darkness! And not just the flowers! It is applied to us as well! Hope you enjoyed a blessed Easter!

quietspirit said...

It's true. Spring is here. We've had unseasonably high temps the past two days.

But God, sent His Son to us so we could learn of Him and follow the Son. The Father's plan was laid out before Jesus came to earth. But the Son willingly died for our sins, so we could be judged worthy to enter Heaven when our time here is over.
I trust you had a good Resurrection Sunday.

prashant said...

its beautiful
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