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At His Feet

Apr 25, 2012 / Comments (6) / Written by Jaime Carrillo

"Expect to have hope rekindled. Expect your prayers to be answered in wondrous ways. The dry seasons in life do not last. The spring rains will come again." (Sarah Ban Breathnach)

Although fall is my favorite season of the year, spring is my second favorite, or maybe it's tied for first - I don't know...but there is something so powerful, so profound about the way new life sprouts from the ground. One day the trees are barren and stripped from a season of gray, the next they are bursting with new color and new life, and it causes me to think about that painfully beautiful process of metamorphosis, and the hope that maybe I, too, am entering a season of spring in my own life. And yet that season of gray has its place, its time, and its purpose, for without it, spring wouldn't be so glorious. To everything there is a season Ecclesiastes 3:1 reminds us.

This very thing was on my mind today as I noticed new spring blossoms on the apple tree in my front yard. One moment skeletal dormant branches hang cold and still, the next, tiny green leaves push their way through. Soon, fragrant soft petals screaming "LIFE!" emerge...and as surely as the sun rises, the fruit isn't far behind. And so it is with us: Our Heavenly Father takes us through these seasons in our lives, so that our fruit will come forth, so that others we will see fruit, taste the goodness of Christ, and hunger for more. Oh! How I love when something "new" emerges.

 Today, I'd like to encourage you to pray for all those you know who are in the midst of a season of gray in their lives...for those who are struggling...those who are experiencing loss...those who are going through a fierce trial. Pray that they will remain in The Vine. For soon, they will be ushered into a NEW season, NEW life, and NEW beginnings. And as surely as the sun rises, the fruit won't be far behind! "Behold, I will do a new thing, now it shall spring forth; Shall you not know it? I will even make a road in the wilderness and rivers in the desert" (Isaiah 43:19).

"Yes, my heart is hopeful. Expectant because I know that "no winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn." (Hal Borlan) 

Jaime Carrillo

 

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Thank you sweet Jaime, I really needed to read that.

Posted May 10, 2012 10:35:25 AM by Shannon Imlay

Jamie, your words are soothing to the soul.... What great words of wisdom! XO

Posted May 10, 2012 10:28:45 AM by Nicole S.

Jaime bella, such beautiful words of wisdom, especially loved this paragraph! "Our Heavenly Father takes us through these seasons in our lives, so that our fruit will come forth, so that others we will see fruit, taste the goodness of Christ, and hunger for more. Oh! How I love when something "new" emerges." Our Heavenly Father is the fullness of life, holiness, and joy; filling our days and nights with love of His wisdom, that we may bear fruit in the beauty of His holiness, like a tree... watered by running streams.

Posted May 09, 2012 11:22:20 AM by elisabeth

Jamie I love the way you intertwine your words. Thanks for the encouragement, it is so needed right now. You have helped me realize that this great cloud hanging over us right now will turn into a sun shining blue sky day. Your writing is beautiful. You're so blessed.

Posted May 08, 2012 03:59:00 PM by V.Vigil

This is beautiful, Jaime. Thanks for sharing.

Posted May 08, 2012 01:28:00 PM by Rach

Jamie you always seem to know what to say when I need it the most. Thank you for being there to remind me that I'm never alone, and that there is always hope, I desperately need it rekindled . Dennis

Posted May 08, 2012 12:27:18 PM by Chef Dennis

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