Monday, April 18, 2011

Cherry Blossom Lesson

As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, so is my word that goes out from my mouth:  It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.     -Isaiah 55:10-11

What a blessing to be reminded of God's faithfulness simply by observing nature.

The cherry blossoms are having their moment right now in Seoul. From what I can tell, their emergence symbolizes Spring's true arrival, regardless of what any calendar indicates. As a believer, I'm encouraged by their presence for they remind me of God's promises. 

Like Isaiah proclaimed, God did send out His Word -He sent His son into this world to accomplish something extraordinary. Everything Jesus did while on this earth pointed to the time -the hour- when all of humanity could be in right standing before God. As Jesus stated:
I have come that they may have life and have it to the full.  -John 10:10b 

Do you believe it?

1 comment:

  1. Do I believe it?
    You betcha!
    He is Risen! Hallelujah!
    Love you,