From the Book: The Sole Balm
Dead Plants, New Roots
My wife called me the other day to tell me that some flowers that she had planted several years ago (which had died) had bloomed again after the recent rains. Those flowers made me think of our spiritual lives. At times, it feels like our spiritual lives have become dead. I do not believe that our spiritual lives become dead, but they may become dormant. We need to look for rain for our spiritual lives to bloom again. The rain of forgiveness, grace, understanding, compassion, acceptance, etc., are all things that we need to experience to grow spiritually. God promises us forgiveness if we come to Him. Psalm 130:3-4 states, “If you, O Lord, kept a record of our sins, O Lord, who could stand? But with you there is forgiveness; therefore you are feared.” It is never too late to bloom again, but we need to go where the rain is for us to grow. It is my hope and prayer that we will all seek the rain to grow.