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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

New Life Will Break Forth

I love the hymn...”This is my Father’s world”…all nature sings, and round me rings the music of the sphere. 

His voice speaks…just in the everyday course of life.  As I wrote about waiting in the silence, I study Biology with my daughter.

 I was reading a “new friend’s” blog…Jen…and she talked of a dream…seeds being planted in her head and heart years ago…and now she sees the fruit.  I study Biology with my daughter.

The topic…germination.  How a seed is buried deep the dark…planted in silence…called to wait…called to receive.  The seed must wait for the water to come…come for the soaking because it takes soaking for the life to break forth.

While in the deep…the silence, the dark… where no eyes can see…where no ears can hear… there is only hope...hope that this embryotic seed will bear life. So the seed becomes a receiver…doing the job of a seed…letting the water in… letting it fill and in due season….the seed becomes impregnated with water…so full it must burst open.  It must release all that has been pent up in the holding…the hoping.

The movement is slow…still in the dark…still in the silence. But now …this hope  takes anchor …so when it grows…and the winds and storms come to shake it…this new life will hold.  So patiently the seed lets the roots go deep…now the roots start the receiving process…to drink deep the nutrients…to feed the seed.

 A seed’s environment affects the rate of growth…the seed waits in silence…waits in the dark…waits for life to be called forth…to be strong enough to push through the soil…to be driven through the hard ground toward the light.

And then one day…almost without warning…hope breaks forth…Romans 8:25.”but if we hope for what is still unseen by us, we wait for it with patience and composure”.  New life…planted hopes…answered prayers…the deepest longings of a heart springs forth.    And just like for Jen…the planted hope shoots up right along our path…

May we all continue to wait in the silence…hope in the dark… trusting in His wisdom as the Master Gardener tends to our gardens…because in due season…new life will  break forth.

Psalm 27:14…”Wait and hope for and expect the Lord: be brave and of good courage and let your heart be stout and enduring. Yes, wait for and hope for and expect the Lord.”






21 comments:

  1. Wonderful writing.
    I hate to side track but what curriculum are you using for this study?
    T

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  2. It just abeka...it proves God can bring anything to life:)
    Blessings~

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  3. Wait and hope and expect the Lord. Thanks for this. :)

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  4. Happy girl...thanks for stopping by...
    Blessings~

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  5. My heart resonates with every single word here. What blessings these words hold.

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  6. Jen...thanks for your encouraging words... I am thankful how He takes everyday life and teaches us His truths...
    Blessings~

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  7. Yes. If we did all our growing at once, our heads would pop off. I'm thankful for what He brings out of me, bit by bit, in His time. I'm also thankful for what He brings out of others; He's responsible for the growing, while we as Christians are responsible only for sowing seeds.

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  8. nice the seed makes a great metaphor which you gleen well....muchof the work of a seed we never see until its time...

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  9. Brian...thanks for stopping by...I do love how all of nature speaks of God's ways...
    Blessings~

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  10. Thanks for this reminder, so beautifully communicated. I'm with you in the waiting...fruit tastes the sweetest when it's savored in-season!

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  11. Sadee...yes...to have the sweetest fruit of the Lord...
    Thanks for stopping by....
    Blessings~

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  12. Beautiful picture HE shows us through creation HE spoke into existence ~ nice post!

    Sweet Blessings,
    Pam

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  13. Pam...thank you for stopping by and your kind words...
    Blessings~

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  14. releasing all that was pent up in the holding... so beautiful, friend. xo

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  15. Hi emily...praying for your family....thanks for stopping by...
    Blessing dear one...

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  16. Ro,

    this. was. beautiful. so poetic, and just what i needed to hear today. im here with you, alongside you, learning what hope means, learning to wait in the dark, in the uncertain and to trust in Him that there will be something beautiful in the end.

    love and blessings to you, lady!

    Nacole

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  17. Yeah...Nacole...glad the comment worked for you.
    So thankful you could find encouragement here:)
    Blessings sweet lady...

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  18. So beautifully written!
    '
    Janelle
    GraceTags

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  19. Thank you Janelle...I appreciate the kind words....
    Blessings~

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  20. Beautiful. And that is one of my favorite hymns, too...as you might imagine. The way God speaks to us through His creation...yes...and the waiting in the dark. Wonderful, encouraging images, dear friend.

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  21. Thanks patricia...yes...I see in your life...You see...hear Him in His nature...
    Blessings~

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