There is a Season… February 20, 2014

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I’ve heard reports of people seeing the first daffodils poking their little yellow heads up through the soggy soil into the sunshine.  Welcome, little ones!  The birth of these blossoms is a sure sign that spring is near.

Each season comes with its own expectations.  In our region, many of the older people call these flowers “March Blooms,” for the obvious reason that they usually appear first in March.  Their appearance heralds the coming of Spring.  They are gorgeous when they pop out, but they don’t bloom very long.  Still, they serve their purpose.

Ecclesiastes 3:1 says, “To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:”

Whatever season you may be entering in your life, or perhaps the season you are finishing – all have their purpose. Nothing in our lives is wasted.  Even the seasons of waiting, when it seems like everything is dead and no answers are coming to us, there are things going on that we cannot see.

Just as in winter when the snow still covers the ground, we cannot see the tiny daffodil sprout just below the surface that is stretching and growing, preparing to emerge and show its beauty when the time is right.

To the person who is in such a time and place in life, remember the daffodil and watch for them.  Every prayer you’ve prayed, every tear you’ve wept are known by a Heavenly Father who loves you.  Your answers may not have appeared yet, but they are surely on their way in their right season.

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