April 27, 2020
Season of Reminders by Lorilee Guenter
a fresh breeze,
a flowers first blush.
spring renewal begins.
Spring reminds me there is a season for everything. After a season of dormancy, new life emerges. God does not leave things dead and decayed. Yet if the crocuses push through the earth too soon, they can not survive. They must follow the schedule set for them. When they do the fields and hills covered in color bring joy to those who see them.
Spring not only brings a reminder of God's timing this year but also of God's provision. Just as the flowers of the field have what they need to survive, so do I. Yet I struggle and I strive over and over again. I want things in my timing and my way. I struggle and feel like I lose ground. Ideas dry up like plants in a drought ravaged landscape. Fear takes root in the barren soil. Its roots penetrate deep into my brain...
...unless I pause and accept the rest of dormancy.
...unless I rest in God's timing and let Him weed out the fear and replace it with His peace.
...unless I trust.
With spring's arrival this year, I am reminded that like the flowers my ideas come with time, at the right time and in the right place to thrive. All of God's provisions come when we need them for our benefit and our growth.