The thoughts I’ve had in my mind lately have been in regard to autumn. I love Autumn. It is crisp and clear and cool. And filled with the beginnings of new life. For after all the leaves have died and fallen, the spring then brings forth new life.
Just as the leaves die and wither before the tree can produce new life, so we must do the same.
Even Jesus had to die, albeit on our behalf, before new life could begin to bloom for us.
There’s a song with the words ‘Love grew where the blood fell . . .’ and it sings of the flowers of love springing up where Jesus’ blood hit the ground as He was dying on the cross. It impacted me greatly.
His death brought forth for us, new life.
Before any seed can germinate it has to die in the ground and as it is watered and the sun shines on the soil it then springs forth new life. The writer of that song I believe had quite a revelation of the importance of death to new life.
Jesus died for our sins so that we could inherit eternal life!
He rose from the dead to prove the existence of eternal life!
The death of the body however, is just that. It then decays, but if we choose to follow Jesus, our spirit lives on forever with Him in heaven!
So what I’m trying to say, is that we need to die to self, and accept Jesus as our Lord and Saviour, and we will inherit eternal life.
Invite Him into our heart.
Confess our sin.
Accept His forgiveness.
Allow the sunshine of His salvation to shine on us.
Water ourselves with reading His word.
And watch new life emerge.
But first, sit back, relax, and just rest, as the autumn tree does, just swaying in the breeze or standing in the fog, and let go of those things in life that are unimportant to the great scheme of things as far as the universe and God are concerned.
There’s not one thing that can be taken into the next life, so let go.
We may sometimes feel we are in a fog, but it doesn’t last long before the sun breaks through.
And when it does it is usually a bright, clean, clear and crisp day!
Clarity. I love that word.
That’s what walking with God does for us ~
Gives us clarity.