Very early this morning I opened the kitchen door to let in some of the warm, spring-like air. The first thing that I saw as I looked out were the old peach trees in full bloom. Immediately a word popped into my mind....FAITH!
Do you question why that particular word would jump out at me while looking at peach blossoms? I thought about it myself and here is what I came up with: The blooms on the peach tree indicate a shadow or a promise of things to come later.....peaches. That is, if all conditions remain favorable. If we don't have a huge frost or a late freeze. Either of those things would mean the fruit would be ruined and the tree would not bear anything this year.
And still, I thought about Faith. I remembered the definition given in Hebrews 11: 1...."Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen." When I look at the pink peach blossoms, I can't see peaches hanging on the tree but I can hope to see them in a few months.
When I look at the things God sends my way in my life....my destiny.....I can't see what the end results are going to be. But through faith I can feel in my spirit the "substance of things hoped for" and I can wait for the time when the "evidence of things not seen" will be made manifest.
Faith. Hope. Evidence. Not seen. Not yet. In His time.