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Beauty 25/365 – 2016

Beauty 25/365 – 2016

Beauty 25/365 – 2016

flowerday25He who goes out weeping, carrying seed to sow, will return with songs of joy, carrying sheaves with him.  Psalm 126:6
 
We move through seasons when our inner most being feels hard-baked and dry, like the soil of the desert with its many wind-cut ditches.
 
We feel barren. Empty.
 
And then the rain comes and we are overwhelmed by the beauty that blooms around us. There were seeds scattered across each inch of our souls, lying dormant. Resting. Waiting for the sudden downpour of God’s spirit.
 
Abundance may make us feel more productive, but perhaps emptiness has greater power to strengthen our souls.  Alicia Britt Chole
 
Do not fear the desert seasons, for no time is ever wasted in solitude and silence. Strength is grown here.
 
Those who sow in tears will reap with songs of joy.  (vs 5)

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