Sunday, April 18, 2010

Flowers in My Garden…

Spring has come to Corgi Country, and so many of my flowers are blooming… This Easter Lily always blooms just about Easter time and reminds me of Christ’s pure heart that was broken for ME… to pay for my sins… AND that He rose again to give me the promise of life forever with Him.

I have three different rose bushes…

One is this small, but frilly white rose that came back from being a dead looking branch when we didn’t have water for those 9 months last year. It reminds me of the life that can come into a person who feels all withered and dry and then turns to Jesus who gives the “Water of Life,” freely to those who come to Him and ask for it.

Another is this hardy pink rose that is still in a bud… A promise of life and beauty to come.


And the last is my “Friendship Rose.” This one is both red and white, and reminds me of Jesus friendship with me and how the red of his blood washed me white as snow in God’s eyes.

My white irises are also blooming, and I just noticed tonight, that my purple ones are opening up. The purple reminds me that the color of a King’s robe was purple, and that I have a wonderful and loving King that has chosen me to be a part of the Bride of Christ. 

There is NO WAY that I see myself as a princess or royalty of any kind, but the Bible says that’s the way He sees me... and YOU if you’ve accepted Him as your Savior and Lord! Isn’t that amazing?

Our Lilacs are in bloom as well, and their sweet perfume fills the air around the front yard with their fragrance, like the Bible talks about heaven having a sweet fragrance, and that is something I really look forward to!

These Bible Verses aren’t about flowers, but spoke to my heart this week so I thought I would share them with you…

John 16:33 In this world you shall have trouble, but take heart! I have overcome the world.”

2 Corinthians 4:17-18 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory, while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal.

4 comments:

That corgi :) said...

this is a wonderful short devotion to read Linda, I loved how you compared flowers to characteristics of our Lord and the Scripture is so comforting

it is amazing that God does consider us princesses, for indeed that is who we are in his eyes; absolutely amazing!!!

thanks for sharing this and your beautiful flowers!!

betty

^..^Corgidogmama said...

Very, very nice post Linda. Always enjoy your thoughts, and writings.
Wonderful photos too!

Angela said...

The Lord sure has blessed you with some very beautiful flowers around your house Linda! I love your outlook about the Lord on each one of them.

Hope you have a Blessed Week!
Angela

Chatty Crone said...

I tell you that time after time after time - there are no pictures as pretty as flowers. Your lilacs are beautiful! sandie