AFTER PRUNING

The bougainvillea stands tall again and is happily resting

on support.  

              It is obvious that the remaining flowers are paler but still beautiful   Maybe it will produce vibrant red ones again later.

             Spring winds and rain buffet it but it is full of vibrant life because the foundation and root system are firmly anchored.     

               Isn’t this a valuable lesson for us ALL.

If we KNOW we are Children of an awesome God life will still buffet us and His pruning of what may be too heavy for us to carry (Health issues and aging often determine this).   We too have to LEARN TO LEAN.

             Let support keep us from falling over. Swallow pride listen to His Voice.   Release what has gone.     Live triumphantly in the now with HIM, In HIM and for Him. 

              We may externally be paler or less vibrant than before but let His LIGHT shine more vibrantly so unlike the bush our transformation will make what was before appear insignificant in the beauty ahead. .  

                 Our Hope is ever skywards.

                   Rooted in the Word this ancient psalm inspired me as I look forward to our Sunday Worship Time on this chilly cloudy late spring morning.

                   Psm 84 The joy of dwelling with God.

       For a day in Your courts is better than a thousand.

      I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God!

      Than dwell in the tents of wickedness.

      For the Lord God is a sun and shield,

      The Lord will give Grace and Glory,

      No good thing will He withhold,

      For those who walk uprightly.   

Thank God we have our SAVIOUR who shows us and leads us ever in His Way.  A-men

About Faye

I m a wife, mother and grandmother. I have always enjoyed writing even from an early age. My book Beyond the Ashes has been written as a labour of love. All the characters are real to me and their story needed to be told. As a Christian my desire is to write General Fiction stories about real people but Hope and a desire for 'better' will always be part of the journey. I have had several short stories published over the years and moderate success in writing competitions. I realized as I was thinking today (30/01/15) that perhaps I should add here that I have had life experiences of many valley times but also many mountain top experiences. I can understand and be beside anyone who finds their life in tatters because I have 'been' there. Of course as I have got older as well there have been the added sorrows of losing not only older family members but also one by one finding the dearest of friends and the ones of greatest support and care also dying. On the site of rich mountains has been my certainty of the value of marriage and how grateful I am that after loss and sadness I made a happy and long-lasting marriage commitment. The one who was my best friend back then is still my best friend 45 years later. Beyond the Ashes touches upon the POWER of LOVE when folk can forget about their own personal 'feelings' and reach out in LOVE to a desperate and broken person.
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