Still Life

All things end. Friendships end, our career ends, life ends and seasons end. Ecclesiastes Chapter 3 (NIV) reminds us there is a time for everything.

5a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them, a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing, 6a time to search and a time to give up, a time to keep and a time to throw away, 7a time to tear and a time to mend, a time to be silent and a time to speak…

God reminded me of life’s rhythm this morning as I watered the yard. There was an added reminder and one I sorely needed. As odd as it may appear to some folks, I am trying to follow the breath of Holy Spirit, which is for now, barely a whisper. Yet, God speaks, and I pray to follow faithfully.

God reminded me that in all things, Holy Spirit is working. There is still life. I received this much-needed reminder today in the beauty of this tiny pink flower. The plant had long since lost all the other flowers. When in full bloom, the plant becomes a stunning picture of shocking pink flowers. This morning, there was one—single—flower blooming. Just one.

As challenging as it is to end something I dearly love, God reminded me it was only for a season. The small flower whispered, “There is still life, even when you can’t see it. There is life and hope, even after blooms are long gone.” God reminded me that despite this brief ending, goodness, joy, abundance and life will come around yet again.

1There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heaven.

Don’t give up before your miracles. God is at work. There is still life, even in the endings. Ask to receive God’s perspective on your current situation. Then expect God to do what God does best—to bring life and bring it in abundance.

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