Year after year, the wonder of spring never ceases to amaze me. I can be driving down my street, and all of a sudden I realize that trees which looked so dead just a short time ago are now alive with buds and blossoms. How does that happen? I don’t know, but God does. He’s the designer of the trees, and He is faithful to cause them to bud and bloom when the time is right.
Even more thrilling to me is when God causes things(or should I say people)to bloom and blossom in the spiritual realm. There are people who walk our streets with a look of “deadness”. Looking at them from the outward appearance, you might never be able to guess that something is happening down deep in their hearts. There is a hunger for something more, a hunger for a God that is real. I’ve been blessed to see some of those people who looked so hardened come to life as they began to pour out their hearts to God in true repentance, follow in obedience to the command to be baptized and gloriously receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. The outward appearance of a person is not an indicator of what is going on inside their hearts, and God used the blooming trees in our neighborhood to remind me of this once again. Even after we are born again as the Scripture teaches, we may go through periods of seeming “deadness”. Maybe we can’t feel the presence of God like we once used to or it may seem like we are not growing spiritually. However, just as there are seasons in the natural, so there are in the spiritual, and if we keep holding onto God and seeking Him, He will cause us to bloom when the time is right. I just want to be in tune with His seasons. Don’t you?
Ecclesiastes 3:1To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: