We’re budding here at the beach. Bountiful with colorful cascades on the end of branches. But in the midst of the unveiling of hope, there lies a pile of leaf litter reminders. In order to embrace the new season with gratitude, a wintering is in order. Suffering is the soil welcoming redemption.
May your Sabbath be a reminder of faithful promises, not the times you were passed over. A day of noticing the ways God loves you and releasing the measuring stick. Spring sings melody, awaiting your voice in the chorus. It’s time to put the past behind you and move forward in confidence.
Happy Sabbath Friends!
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Inspired Reads on Lent:
What I’m Learning About Choice and Gratitude From Not Skipping Songs on My iPod by Jennifer Fuwiler at Conversion Diary on Lent.
Waiting Tables, Day 20: Suffering and Redemption by MeganTietz at Sorta Crunchy for her Observing Lent with a Servant’s Heart Series (so glad one of my Facebook friends shared this.)
AMEN! Thank you Shelly!
The anticipation is killing me, Shelly. Here in southern Ontario, we have yet to see “the bounty of colourful cascades on the ends of branches.” Have yet to even see a wee Snowdrop on the ground, or a Robin in my yard! But your post gives me hope. It’s not long now, surely. Time to put this past long and dreary winter behind me, and move forward into The Promise.
I saw a Robin in my yard today and that lizard isn’t sleeping on my plant anymore. My windshield is covered in a thin film of yellow pollen. Yeah, I think Spring has definitely arrived for a visit. I’m reading to move forward aren’t you?