Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Things Hoped For

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.



Yolanda said...

And the joy that comes forth from the peaches that come to fruition...HARVEST TIME. Just like God's word...the joy that pours forth when we witness a harvest from Him.

Love to you,

Leah said...

May our faith increase each day!! Beautiful post, Marilyn. Beautiful picture.


Joyful said...

Holding on to hope for things yet to come my friend...holding on to hope.

Thanks for your love and prayers...they are crossing borders and touching my heart,

Beth.. One Blessed Nana said...

I have a wooden FAITH sign in my kitchen window. I keep it there as a constant reminder to me.

I love this post. I love the message.


Kay Martin said...

That is the most beautiful picture. You live on a beautiful farm. I guess you already knew that. Thanks for sharing...and yes it is harvest time.

Wendy Blight said...

I read your comment on Lysa's blog today and it touched my heart. I pray God's richest blessings and His healing power on your sweet son and his wife. I pray God's light shines brightly into any dark shadows remaining as remnants of the war. I pray God's Presence day and night would cover your son as he seeks God for his future and his family.

What an amazing story of courage. How blessed your son is to have a mother who walks with the Lord and prays God's Truth over him. Thank you for sharing your beautiful story today.



Kathy S. said...

Hi Marilyn in Mississippi! (Oh how I love spelling that!) I would love to see peach blossoms, how beautiful!!! I love how all things beautiful speak of truth.

I am glad you came for a visit!

Cathryn said...

Hi Marilyn, Were you able to get any of those posters you were looking for. I love the post on Faith. I wrote about that tonight too. Faith - something I need to see a real increase in my life. the blossoms are beautiful. Blessings Cathryn