"It was not you who chose me, it was I who chose you to go forth and bear fruit." ~~John 15:16~~
Friday, March 25, 2011
The daffodils and Bradford pear trees were beautiful this year. Now, with blossoms spent, the pears are clothed with new foliage that rustles in the breeze and brings shade upon the earth.
Geese fly over our lake. Ducks waddle along the shoreline. Before long, baby goslings and ducklings will swim behind their mothers, all in a row like a Madeline book I used to read to my children.
Each morning, birds welcome the new day with song. Squirrels leap from tree branch to tree branch, then scamper down the giant oaks to forage for nuts. Like a pregnant woman preparing for delivery, they carry twigs and last year’s fallen leaves to pad their treetop nests for their babies soon to be born.
All around me, the world is bringing forth new life.
What new life will the Lord bring forth in me?
I’m working on a proposal and apologize for being away from the blog for so long. Regrettably, I stopped blogging when I was on deadline and have put off posting since then. Not because I haven’t been thinking of all of you, but because sometimes a twenty-four hour day is not long enough.
At this time of new life and new beginnings, I promise to be more present in the days ahead. Stop by often. Leave a comment or a prayer request.
I pray daily for each of you who visit the blog. I also pray for everyone who has ever read one of my books. I believe the Lord hears my prayer and sends blessings to all of you, the special people in my life.
Japan is on my list of prayer intentions. I know you join me in lifting up the people in that country, asking the Lord to provide for their needs and to keep them safe in this time of distress.
May the Lord bless you abundantly today and in the days ahead. Thank you for being a dear friend.