Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Bloom, spirit, Bloom

He has made everything beautiful in its time.  He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.
Ecclesiastes 3:11
Our orchard is a vivid reminder that the dead looking twigs resurrect into bloom at His command.  I was pondering on the fact that God makes everything beautiful in its time, but then I realized I was pondering wrong.  The verse actually states that God has completed the work already.  What a difficult concept for the free will to understand that the dead looking twig has already been told to bloom and it will obey.  There are no "if"s or "but"s about it.  Because God spoke, the blooms will declare his Breath of Life, his completed work.

In a season of dry twigs, I don't want to hear how God is planning to work.  I am impatient to know he has already worked.  When Jesus Christ was nailed to the cross and when three days later he burst forth from the tomb, the twigs respond and rejoice.  May my twiggy, doubting spirit believe in the "doneness of his doings." 


Michael said...

your new family! so lovely. God is at work! Praying for you because these first few months of transition are so tough. But our hope is in our risen Lord!

Michael said...

(oh this is Jessica. ;)