If we have hoped in Christ in this life only, we are of all men most to be pitied.But the fact is, Christ has been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who are asleep. I Corinthians 15:19-29
Every year for the past 5 years, I have been in England for the glorious revealing of thousands and thousands of daffodils that bloom in mid to late February. It is one of my highlights of the year. But this year, I needed to return to Colorado to apply for a new visa and I was so disappointed that I would miss them. As Joy and I were walking one last time in the University Parks, we came around a corner and it was as if an angel had planted some in the fields to come up early. So I was able to see these wonders coming up.
Daffodils remind me that spring is coming. That winter will not last forever. It is a picture of the inevitable resurrection of Christ—the power of His life that nothing will hold away. Spring is a picture of that life.
If having ideals as a woman, living to pour out your life for others, is only a false ideal with no real consequence, only for this life, this fallen world, then as Paul says, we are of all people to be most pitied.
But we live our ideals because we believe that our King is coming, that our worship of Him in all the ways we bring His life into our world is not in vain but is bring His kingdom come now in this moment of time. We are steadfast because we believe, we are faithful because we want others to know His love, His goodness, His redemption.
Join me on my podcast today as I speak about why we choose to live with our hearts on fire, with our weary souls seeking one more day to worship, to sing, to be alive with His truths. We live with the end in mind, that our stories will be told throughout eternity, that He will wipe away every tear, He cares that we care for the children, friends, husbands He has entrusted into our hands.
Spring, the celebration of life renewed is coming and we live each day in hope for that moment. Keep hoping friends, keep singing. His coming, His life anew is sure.
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