Saturday, March 26, 2016

Promise of Spring

Tomorrow will be a busy day.
I wanted to leave you with a post from March, 2013.
After a long season of pain, God began to fill my emptiness
with hope and the promise of a new day.

I shared this on Facebook recently and 
thought it may be appropriate for Easter.
Jesus is our Promise of Spring.


Promise of Spring

March 23, 1975.

Palm Sunday.
Spring Day, Beautiful Day.
Birds chirpping.
Sun shining, 
not a cloud in the sky.

Promise of Spring.



A five year old boy,
"Will you play with me?"
Promise of Spring.

Two friends,
a swingset, 
a sandbox,
Promise of Spring.



Children hiding eyes
Mommies hiding eggs.
Promise of Spring.


A story,
A donkey,
Children
and Palm Branches.
Promise of Spring.

Mommy is hurt.
Daddy is crying
while three lost children wait.
Promise of Spring?



A ride, a siren
A little boy asks, 
"Daddy, will you remember my Easter Basket?"
 Eyes close.
Promise of Spring?

A week later...

An altar, Preacher Daddy,
and three broken children,

"This is my Body which was broken for thee,
eat thou in remembrance of me..."
"This is my Blood that was shed for thee,
drink thou in remembrance of me..."

A mother in a hospital bed,
a cracker, and grape juice,
A vision...
A little boy walks hand in hand
with Jesus.

Yes, Promise of Spring.

When I survey the wondrous cross,
On which the Prince of glory died,
My riches gain I count, but loss,
And pour contempt on all my pride.

See from His head, His hands, His feet,
Sorrow and love flow mingled down;
Did e'er such love and sorrow meet,
Or thorns compose so rich a crown?

Were the whole realm of nature mind,
That were a present far too small; 
Love so amazing, so divine,
Demands my soul, my life, my all.

Sheila Walsh says, 
"As our Passover Lamb, Jesus connects us to God
and to each other through the pure,
spotless, and perfect sacrifice of Himself.
Despite how your might feel in your 
times of deep pain, you are NEVER alone.

Broken, shattered dreams 
for a family of six
and a little boy five.

Promise of Spring?

YES!
PROMISE OF SPRING!

"Because He lives, you may live also."



13 comments:

  1. Bonnie - Beautiful post! Have a blessed Easter!

    Judy

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  2. You gift of writing, always moves me. May you feel His strong risen arms around you this Easter.

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  3. That is beautiful. Thank you for sharing something so inspirational.
    Hope your day is blessed my friend. ~:)

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  4. Beautiful...Happy Easter to you, sweet friend. Blessings

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  5. Happy Easter my friend! Thanks for sharing this.

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  6. Hi Bonnie, love all you sweet Spring touches, Happy Easter!!! Hugs Francine.

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  7. Happy Easter, dear. I hope you are blessed with good health and happiness in the the days and weeks ahead. Love when you visit--you are a sweet lady.

    Jane

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  8. Thank you for sharing, have a blessed Easter!

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  9. Have a blessed Easter dear friend, HUGS!

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  10. Easter joy and blessings to you, sweet Bonnie! Thanks for this wonderful post! Love and hugs!

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  11. Bonnie, it is so wonderful to come by and visit with you, it has been way too long.
    I just loved this post, you tugged at my heart strings, beautiful.

    I trust that you and your family have had a blessed Easter.
    Praise and glory to our Risen Lord~~
    Debbie

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  12. I'm late on reading once again....I do hope your Easter was filled to the brim with Hope, Peace, and Joy.....and Family!
    Blessings to you, my friend!

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