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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Spring Time Reminders of God's Love by Mary Jane Furches

When Mosaic decided to become a community home church and Mike and I decided that God was leading in the direction of community, I had some reservations. Sure, I had always had that dream of living in a two story house with a picket fence around it and lots of flowers, but never realized that God knew that dream and was going to make it a reality. How often do we limit Him because of our own limitations?

Well, I am living in a two story house with a picket fence and lots of flowers. Our previous owners loved flowers and plants and the yard is proof! You can see flowering shrubs and plants of all kinds everywhere around the house. So yesterday I decided to take some pictures of them to share with you. The lilac bush did produce some beautiful blossoms in spite of the recent abnormally cold weather we have experienced. Irises are blooming everywhere and I can hardly wait to see what the next one is going to look like when the blossom unfolds! Peonies are ready to bloom as well. From the upstairs window in the office, I can count seven rose bushes full of buds, not to mention the ones on the sides of the house and in the front. There are lilies along the sidewalk and scattered in various other places. My oh my, I am experiencing a little taste of heaven right here in my own yard!

God’s handiwork is quite visible all around here. You know, sometimes we can learn so much from the things in nature around us. He has made each one of us so unique, just like the flowers.  He has a set purpose for all things He has created. Sometimes it’s hard for us to see ourselves as beautiful creations of His because we spend so much time focusing on the brokenness we may be experiencing in our lives or focusing on the brokenness in others. Stop and think about it. You are special and God created you because He loves you! I remember learning this little verse as a child and while I can’t remember the Bible reference, I can remember these words, “He has made everything beautiful” and that includes you.

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