Sunday, April 24, 2011

A Year of Winter

It has been one year since I have seen spring.


One year of fall, winter, and then, fall and winter again {due to our hemispheric move at the time when spring would have begun in South Africa}.

While autumn is my favorite season, it IS a season of dying, albeit brilliant, yet it still leads to death.

So to go through back-to-back "dying & death" seasons physically and metaphorically, spring, this year, holds more excitement, meaning, and purpose than ever before.

But maybe not for the reasons that I hoped it would be....announcing an addition to our family. While that isn't the promise of THIS spring, IT DOES hold lots of promise.

How do I know this?

As we commemorate Jesus being risen from the grave almost 2,000 years ago today, I was reminded of how through His death, LIFE came -- physically in His body, but in an even greater way, spiritually in US!

My cats lived in Africa with us and so were also a part of this seasonal anomaly that was our reality, and today they lavished in the warmth and sunshine.


Morris didn't even want to come in all day...literally!

As I sat outside with them, I pondered the "season" we have been through, the miles we have traveled, the stresses we have weathered....And while I certainly don't have all the answers for this current season or the ones to come......I thanked God for spring, for resurrection, for new life, for redemption {my OneWord for this year, by the way}.

Billy Graham once said, "I don't know what the future holds, but I know WHO holds the future."

And really with the future in HIS hands, what more can I ask for, right? Hahaha!


Oh, Lord, I trust in you. I know that my future is in Your hands. I know that You have THE ABSOLUTE BEST for me. I know that Your love for me knows no bounds. And yet, I know that my will falters, my heart fails, and my worries of the future get the best of me sometimes, so TODAY....AGAIN....I accept, I receive, I embrace Your AWESOME grace. And I commit to put my trust in You daily as you pour out your new mercies each morning. Thanks! You're the Best!

4 comments:

bahava said... Best Blogger Tips

love the prayer at the end. spring is coming and He is faithful even in the circumstances we can't see it in.

Jen said... Best Blogger Tips

I'm laughing a little bit to myself reading to your post. I totally understand the season thing. For a while we joked after we first came back that we were living in some kind of Narnia...always winter and never Christmas! Blessings on you in a new season...physically and spiritually!

Lindsey V said... Best Blogger Tips

@bahava
Thanks, Katy! Great to have "courage" together to go through the seasons!

@Jen
Oh, Jen - I love that way of describing it...."some kind of Narnia..." SO TRUE!! And thank you!

Lindsey V said... Best Blogger Tips

@bahava
Thanks, Katy! Great to have "courage" together to go through the seasons!

@Jen
Oh, Jen - I love that way of describing it...."some kind of Narnia..." SO TRUE!! And thank you!

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