Springing Up

Please, please tell me Spring is here to stay. I don't know about you, but there have been a few days recently that I have felt the need to remind God that Tennessee is a SOUTHERN state (just kidding, God--are we allowed to "kid" God?). However, on other days such as this one, I see and feel the sunshine--ahh. I also see the little blooms poking out of their winter hiding places. Spring greens, lovely purples, and innocent whites are making their announcements.

One other thing that keeps catching my eye as I am on my daily mothering-taxi route is the beautifully-spurting water fountains that are found in several of the neighborhood and city ponds. While observing these fountains springing up into the air as the sun sparkles down on them, God gave me a sweet "love-lesson":

1. The pond itself is God's love. He is the source of all true and perfect love, because He is love (I John 4:16).

2. I am the water pump. Only by God's grace, I am sitting right smack in the center of His love. I must keep my "water pump free of gunk" (sin) so that water will flow through me effectively. I do this by confessing it to the only One Who can keep me clean...

3. Jesus Christ is the Water that springs up through the water pump (me). When I trust Him as Lord and Savior, then it is no longer I who live but Christ who lives in me; and the life that I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me, and delivered Himself up for me (Gal 2:20).

Wow, you and I have been chosen to draw from God's love, contain God's love, and then to shower God's love to all those around us.

Yes, I do love the Way things are springing up.

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