Sunday, February 27, 2011

SPRING is coming!!!

In Texas, you can't look at the calendar or the weather and say that Spring is here. Our weather is way too crazy! Last year we planted annuals during a very warm weekend in March, and the very next week it snowed and our flowers were ruined. Despite my early (and anxious) anticipation of Spring, God's creation always knows when to bloom. Our back yard is starting to show signs that a new season is coming and I am so thankful for it!

It's it strange how a tree never tries to bloom out of season. It never attempts to do something that is not of God's created order.
And when it is time to bloom, all the trees know. My tree and the neighbor's tree both know it is time. They begin to blossom and become beautiful.
I have this great anticipation of Christ's return. Despite our history of doing everything out of God's creative order, Christ will bring order on that day. I love the passage of scripture below. If Christ comes are you ready? Will you be left in the field or will God call you to blossom?

From Matthew 24:

30 “Then will appear the sign of the Son of Man in heaven. And then all the peoples of the earth will mourn when they see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven, with power and great glory. 31 And he will send his angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of the heavens to the other.

32 “Now learn this lesson from the fig tree: As soon as its twigs get tender and its leaves come out, you know that summer is near. 33 Even so, when you see all these things, you know that it is near, right at the door. 34 Truly I tell you, this generation will certainly not pass away until all these things have happened. 35 Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.

The Day and Hour Unknown
36 “But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. 37 As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. 38 For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark; 39 and they knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came and took them all away. That is how it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. 40 Two men will be in the field; one will be taken and the other left.

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