Thursday, July 06, 2006

Well Spring of Life

Wash me from my sins, O God.

Create in me a pure heart.

We've had tons of water in this area of land. The river looks as if it's dead, there is so much mud.

But, God regenerates everything He's made. The particles and debris will be filtered out. In a week's time, it will be running sparkling clear.

The mud soaked grass will be springing back up to touch the sun. The short rainfalls will cleanse the bushes and highways. Flowers have bloomed through muddied buds, creating a blooming mass of flowered browned leaves.

Birds of all kinds are questioning the homeowners, wondering why the bird feeders are empty. They'll be refilled soon.

What has been lost to the enemy will be taken back. He cannot hold onto what is good because it comes back to the Father.

In a month's time, cleanup will still continue but what we've gone through won't seem so bad. The stories will remain burned in our memories, but life goes on.

Next year, it'll be the talk of the Flood of 2006. We've named the disaster. History is past, the future yet to come.

We mustn't hold onto despair but release it to fly away to the next level of living.

All things work together for good, for those who are in Christ Jesus. Even the bad, tough, rough and awful.


A Captured Reflection said...

I love your postings, they are always so thought provoking. I thought of the new flowers growing out of the mud, I thought of the muddy flood waters being purified and that clean pure heart.

I could really SEE this happening. Muddy, tainted 'heart' waters, being purified, a new planting etc.

Thank you.

gail said...

Thanks for the reminder, Debra, that all things even the tough and rough work out for good eventually for those of us "in Him.'

Brigitte said...

Yea! Amen! Grow flowers grow!

Soul Reflections said...

thanks girls. Hope springs eternal!

Bonnie S. Calhoun said...

I saw how fast we replaced the Flood of 2005 with the Flood of 2006, I pray there is no 2007!