Sunday, April 4, 2010

A Story of Resurrection

This is a tree that I see outside my kitchen window.
Everyday as I'm washing dishes or preparing food, I look out and see this tree and the deadness of it. Day after day I stare at it and wonder why my neighbor does not cut down the tree. It is leaning against their house. It is not pretty at all.

It is a crab-apple tree. It makes little hard apples that fall all over our yard and make a mess and stink when they begin to rot. The bees and ants and squirrels love them.

Last week, I noticed some tiny little purple buds on the branches.

Today, when we got home from Oz I looked out my window and saw this....

It is absolutely beautiful! It has been resurrected! It has been renewed and refreshed and beautified!

I realized that at times my life must appear to others as the rotten branch. I'm sure that at times people have complained about my attitude and my actions and my mess.

Jesus came in. Changed me. Made me into "something beautiful". That is the story of the Cross. That is what Jesus did.

I'm so thankful! I'm go grateful! Even with the scars and ugliness in my life, there is still something beautiful that can come out!

Blessings~ May you find the beautiful!


Beverlydru said...

I love this post. What a lovely reminder that God can do anything and everything... He can do the impossible. Makes me want to dance.

Pam W Merwin said...

We have two crab apples in our yard and they do look pretty barren and broken most of the year - but when they bloom - WOW! Reminds me of the song Something Beautiful - "All I had to offer Him was brokenness and strife - But He made something beautiful of my life."