wandering in wonder

sharing, on a pilgrims journey

new life in old twigs

i literally jumped for joy when i saw that the tree outside my window was starting to leaf and showing tiny signs of blossom!

i love this time of the year when things are ‘coming alive’ or ‘waking’ again. it’s wonderful… and nature’s parable re-enacted: that the cold barren days, the waiting in darkness, the dry brittle twigs weren’t really signs of all-is-lost, but of things waiting for their time (their ‘kairos’).

this is the kind of thing i meant before (over easter) when i wrote about death and resurrection – the experiences in the ‘here and now’ which feel like endings and loss, the cold/lonely/barren times that feel like wasted time, that are sometimes actually just the gateway to something new. not always what we expected, or what we think we’d want, but somehow blessings of new life.  

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April 26, 2008 - Posted by | Advent, Beauty, Easter, Hold on, Joy, Life, Nature, Never give up, Resurrection, Surprise, timing, tough times, voice of hope, waiting | , , , , , , , , ,

2 Comments »

  1. I share your joy. I celebrate each new bloom. So far, my bleeding hearts are out, the lilacs are coming on, and the surprise lilies leaves are tall and vigorous with growth.

    It’s the best time of the year!

    Comment by Anna | April 26, 2008 | Reply

  2. ah, bet your garden is looking great! and smelling great with lilacs and lillies! enjoy!

    Comment by Joy | April 26, 2008 | Reply


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