After a very long, hard winter, it is a blessing finally to see some sun this week. I think spring decided to nap through most of the season, allowing the snow, wind and rain to have full reign. I had driven home from Pittsburgh last week, where it was like summer down there. What a contrast it was from our dark, gray skies here in Canada.
Sometimes we Christians also need a change in seasons. I know in my case, due to winter’s extended stay, I focused much of my bible studies on suffering: Jesus’ suffering and Christian suffering. I enjoy knowing that when God allows suffering, he does not allow it without a purpose; and most of the time, we may not know what that purpose is. I use the example of my autistic son’s recent hospitalization quite a bit to illustrate that point. As a family, we have no idea what brought on his catatonia just before Christmas. We know it was anxiety-related, but the purpose as to why he went into a catatonic state is still a mystery to us. I am sure that whatever the reason is, I trust God will one day reveal it to us.
With spring now appearing at our doorstep, I am finding myself reading Psalms of gratitude and memorizing the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5, 6 and 7). Of particular interest is the one verse that has caught my attention this week and is not letting go:
“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.” (Matthew 5:8)
I always wondered what that verse meant; but as I am noticing spring unfolding, with the birds chirping and the first blades of grass spouting, it is evident to me that those who are trying to become more like God, are the ones who can also see God in nature.
Again, I am gleaning these tidbits as I walk the pilgrim’s path; and I am sure I will gain another level of understanding as summer approaches, too.
For now, let us appreciate what God reveals to us through his word in season, and let us move toward sharing that understanding with other believers.
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Great message! And glad to finally see spring and the snow all melted. I would like to post this in my Facebook page so others can read it as well. My page is fountain of blessings. God bless!
Amen! Spring is here and as everything comes back to life it constantly redirects my attention to the big and small ways God’s at work around us 🙂
Thanks for the comment! So amazing that I’d never seen God in nature, before memorizing Matthew 5!
A great word of truth that we can stand upon. God always has our best interest at heart, even in the worst of circumstances. Thanks for sharing.
Thanks for the kind words!
You are welcome.
I resonate with how you say that God doesn’t allow suffering without purpose.
God is so very intentional.
Prayers to you and your family ❤
We really appreciate it!
Lovely, thanks for sharing. My prayers continue for your son and your family.
Thanks so much!
Prayers lifted for you and your family Jack. Keep on sharing the truth. May the Lord continue to bless you and guide you.
Thanks very much!