Few Saturdays ago I had a wonderful surprise of having the sun back into our life, so strong, so bright, so warm after this dreadful winter with low temperatures and bad weather.
But you know what? This whole transition marked my year, not physically but spiritually.It was very captivating to observe the changes in nature and follow closely to each stage of it up until now.
The leaves on trees turned dry and fell off; the lawns looked more like carpets of straw so dried out by the early frost; flower pots were so withered that I could guarantee they would never flourish again; birds were eating dried sticks and branches; poor bees… no flowers to gaze upon.
Then 1st of Sept inaugurated our calendars bringing springs announcements but still nature was telling me otherwise.
All of a sudden, more like overnight, I rejoiced to see flower buds sprouting, brand new lime green leaves filling up our trees and it has been an adventure since then to walk around and contemplate how gardens are turning into a detailed display of God’s amazing power and good taste.
Observing it all for the first time, it brought me a great insight of our spiritual life.
Once we had been as dried up and dead as any of those trees around. People looked at us and barely expected to find any joy at all. Life had gone from us and we had no perspective of future. The wind of problems, hail of desperation, snow of frustration and the storm of deceptions had taken control over us.
And suddenly some of us had our spring season when we first met our Lord Jesus. He brought rays of hope, soft breeze of love, dew of joy and a warming feeling of peace.
You cannot pinpoint how it happened, as we cannot see the flowers flourishing; but you know for sure that your life has changed. You now have got color in you.
You do not need to face this spiritual winter ever anymore, by feeling dried up and dead inside of you, if you just cultivate your encounter with Jesus and make your life feel like a permanent season of spring. It will not only show how you are beautiful inwardly, but you will be able to fill other people’s eyes with your beauty and make them wish to be just like you.