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But God has made growth and beauty for our challenges. Crowns, Joy, and Praise eventually replace tears, grief, and weakness.
Spring will eventually triumph over winter and New Life will flourish.
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I can understand why Bethany and Finley kept asking, "Wait! Are you sure there are flowers in there?”
How many times have I looked at someone and seen nothing "special"?
How many times have I looked at myself and asked Jesus, "Are you sure there's anything me that you find beautiful? I don't see anything.”
How many times have I missed what Jesus is doing because I don't perceive the hidden miracle deposited inside His creation?
Our Father sees beyond our outer package to the treasure within -- we are His planting. He holds us in His nail-scarred hands and lovingly buries the seed of life-form under the warm, rich soil of His presence. Under His nurture and provision, we grow and stretch out, past the boundaries of our beginning.
Unfurling our hearts in His presence, we grow and stretch upward, reaching out to His calling of New Beginnings and New Life!
Everyone can finally see what He saw all along -- the planting of the Lord, flowering for His splendor!
|"Yes dear ones, I'm sure there are flowers in there."|