Such wonder is all around – constantly amazing us who can only imitate the Creator and His creation.
A tree that was bare, not a leaf in site a week ago, is now providing shade alive with thousands of leaves fluttering in the breeze. A momma cat heavy with babes now has a litter of whiskers and pink paws.
Sunshine is warming soil and deep roots are drinking in spring rains. Seeds dropped by birds are sprouting zinnias and marigolds in unexpected nooks and crannies.
All things are re-newing. What became old after a year of the cycle of life is spring-new in all its glory.
“When You send Your Spirit, they are created and you renew the face of the earth. May the glory of the Lord endure forever, may the Lord rejoice in His works.” (Psalm 104:30-31 NIV)
As we age we don’t feel spring-new so much. I know, this week I am suffering with a back injury. Yet day by day those who love the Savior are being renewed. “Therefore, do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.” (2Corinthians 4:16-17 NIV)
Sore backs, difficulties all around – an eternal glory is ours that far outweighs them all. So we sink our roots deep in the One who gives renewed eternal life. He warms our souls, awakening us day by day to knowledge. Knowledge that there is more – and it is even more glorious than what we see now. “So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” (2Corinthians 4:18 NIV)
Deep roots soak up much needed nourishment for all the days ahead and His spring of living water never runs out…
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It’s so easy to dwell on our hurts and anxieties, but that doesn’t really help us. Thanks for the reminder that our roots need to go deep in Christ and His word, to soak up the nourishment we need. 2 Cor. 4:16,17 is so encouraging. Thank you for sharing it! I’m visiting from the #RaRaLinkup. Blessings to you!
Gayl, thank you for stopping by. Walking right there with you as we sink deep into Him and He into our hearts. Happy Easter!