Monday, March 25, 2013

Banking it on the Buds

The little bud covered in snow
displayed the paradox,
the great standoff between seasons
One day of snow does not
a victor make
The forecast decrees
spring wins by day's end
When life, no matter how dormant,
 appears on the scene,
bank it all on the buds

The natural seasons give us such powerful
images of God's multi-faceted design.
We experience them in the spiritual as well.
This past season has been a winter
all the way around.
Life went dormant;
it had a beauty of its own,
but it felt confining, took effort 
and left me sometimes cold.
Some things seemed to die during winter
and I desperately wanted them to be re-lifed.
God's presence was in the midst.
By grace, I clung to His voice of hope
when my eyes could not see nothing.
But seasons end.
And there has definitely been an announcement
that the winter is over and spring is here.
The ground is beginning to thaw.
The winds are beginning to warm.
Both are beginning to release life.
There is a bit of a battle in both realms
to believe that which has been dormant
will indeed come to life.
But I am declaring a new day,
setting my mind on new beginnings. 
What has been will be no more.
My mind is set on restoration.
I am banking it all on the buds.
“Rise up, my darling!
Look, the winter is past... 
The flowers are springing up,
the season of singing birds has come,
and the cooing of turtledoves fills the air.
The fig trees are forming young fruit,
and the fragrant grapevines are blossoming.
Song of Solomon 2:10-13



  1. Amen sister! Well said and know that I will continue to be praying this declaration of victory over you and 'all that concerns you'. xoxo