Thursday, March 20, 2008

Spring is the first day of Spring! How I love when the seasons change. Seems like they change right when I need that change of outside scenery and climate. I am more than ready to say goodbye to the early days and cold temperature. I am ready for blooming flowers and the sun to kiss the landscape. It is always so pretty and reminds me of new life. I took this picture with a new camera. I am trying to get used to it. It has been fun to learn. I have had it for a little while, but am just now able to start learning how to use it. The figurine is holding one of my favorite flowers ... the rose. I once heard a sermon on the "Rose of Sharon." It was a wonderful sermon that illustrated the love of Christ in a way that I hadn't thought of before. He used the rose to illustrate. I can't remember the particulars, as it was a long time ago. The rose is beautiful and valuable. It also has thorns that if pricked too deeply can make you ill. The Rose of Sharon, however, has no thorns - yet is the one mentioned in scripture. I would love to find that sermon after all these years, and listen to it once more. I hope your first day of Spring is filled with the blooming of life. Meaning, I hope you find beauty in the blessings around you. I hope you have gladness and peace in your day. I hope that you have an extra bounce in your step, with a smile on your face springing up from within. God is good - He (as a dear friend recently reminded me) is sufficient. No condition of our situation changes His sufficiency. Nothing you and I can do will make it better. Just the leaning upon Him and giving Him that control. That is the life of which I speak. It is the New Life of which is symbolized to me when Spring comes. A fresh new season. May you desire to reflect that image of Christ before your neighbors, your spouse, and your children - beckoning them to soak in the "Son." Happy First Day of Spring!

1 comment:

Daughter of the King said...

Oh Charissa,this was wonderful. On my blogroll, Cherish the Home, recently wrote on Thorns and Roses, I think you will love it.

I too am ready for more SUNSHINE and blue skies, but their indeed is SONshine in my heart today.