Hope Is A Blossom
March 29, 2012 in: Devotions
God designed the seasons, I believe, to reflect part of His character. More than anything else, spring speaks to me of hope. This week walking through the neighborhood was a delight to the senses. Like this fairy tale of a walkway carpeted with pink magnolia blossoms.
All through the cold, gray winter we held out hope that spring would arrive. It was impossible to see that beneath the soil, these grape hyacinths and red tulips were just waiting for the right moment to present themselves.
Blossoms are delicate, here for just a few days when the temperatures are perfect. Hope, too, is a fragile thing that we must protect.
The role of a blossom is to produce fruit. But even though this pink tree over my back fence will not yield fruit, it is still lovely. Even when dreams are not fulfilled, there is still beauty in having dreamed.
These blooms will soon fade, but we can rest in God’s faithfulness that He keeps his promises. We see it come to life every spring.
If He can paint this on the side of a Missouri highway on any old March day, I can’t help but be excited to think of what He has in store in this life and in our heavenly home.
“No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love Him.” I Corinthians 2:9