To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven… Ecclesiastes 3:1
I am no flower expert, but I recently saw an article about a flower that blooms in the midst of snowy conditions. Chionodoxa or “Glory of the Snow” is native to the mountains of southwestern Turkey where it grows at the snowline above 8,250 feet. This little blue flower with its white star shaped center is literally pops up through snow capped mountains to reveal its glorious beauty to the world.
This week many of us are experiencing a freeze in life because of snowy weather conditions, but over the past 11 months many of us have been frozen in many ways because of COVID-19. Normal life has frozen. For many church attendance has frozen. Yet, in spite of this, God does not intend for our spiritual lives to be frozen. There is a season for everything as Ecclesiastes 3:1 states, but the “Glory of the Snow” flower proves to us that God still intends that there is to be beautiful, soul-growth in our lives bursting through the frozen conditions.
What is blooming in your life in this frozen season? Is it the beauty of faith and hope and love and confidence in God, or is it a root of bitterness, fear, doubt, and despair?
For the Christ follower, the glory of the snow is proof that God wants us to be aware that He can bring forth beauty even in the most unfavorable of conditions.
What is blooming in your life during this frozen season?