The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land. (Song of Solomon 2:12)
Weeks before the beautiful flowers appear on earth there is always a time of refreshing rain. As the old saying goes, “April showers bring May flowers.”
The same can be said in the life of a Christian. Like a flower, we, too, need good soil, rain, and plenty of sunshine to grow and bloom into the person the Lord wants us to be. Where does a Christian find good soil, rain, and sunshine? Our good soil is God’s Holy Word the Bible. We must be rooted and grounded in the Word of God to grow, mature, and blossom in our Christian life. Rain is often used in the Bible as a symbol of the Holy Spirit. Oh, how refreshing it is when the sweet Holy Spirit anoints us with His showers of blessings poured out upon our lives! Then, we have the Lord himself divinely lighting our path. Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the Life. No man comes to the Father except by me.”(John 14:6) Jesus is our sunshine, our Heavenly sunshine that sustains our Christian lives each and every day.
My friend as you go about enjoying the spring season that is upon us with all of its beautiful flowers, singing birds, warm days and relaxing warm evenings, I encourage you to examine your inner man’s soil (your soul) to make sure you are getting all the nutrients that your Christian life needs to grow ever more and more lovely. I encourage you to dig deep in the soil of God’s Word removing any weeds that may choke out the beautiful seeds that may blossom in your life. I encourage you to seek the Holy Spirit’s showers of blessings through fervent prayer. And, I encourage you to walk in the sunshine of God’s Love through His Son, Jesus Christ.
By doing these things that are listed above your life can become a beautiful rose garden that everyone enjoys seeing and being around. And, you will be a blessing to God as well. The Bible teaches us to, “Seek ye first the kingdom of God and ALL these things will be added unto you.” You may ask, “What things?” Oh, my friend you will experience the beautiful blessings of God’s ever-blooming bouquet of fresh flowers sent directly to you from His beautiful eternal garden each and every day…We call these God’s Faithful Promises…As the old songs says, “There is Land of Beautiful Flowers.” And, one day those of us who have been planted in God’s Salvation Garden will live forever in the midst of that beautiful land that some call Heaven, but I call it home.
Enjoy the beautiful Spring season that is upon us, and remember, God loves you.
Lin T Rollins, M.Ed, Author