Monday, March 23, 2009
Spring in Mexico
Let me set the scene. We have not had measurable rain since October (two days in January of very brief showers). The mountains are now brown. Daily you see smoke rising from the mountains or around the lake as dry brush is burning. Everyday is sunny and in the 80’s. White clouds pop up in the afternoons, but no rain comes. And yet, spring has come. The deep lavender Jacaranda trees are in full bloom. The Plumeria are starting to blossom with their waxy yellow or pink petals. Other trees I’ve never seen before are breaking forth in gorgeous color in the midst of this dryness...
“The desert and the parched land will be glad;
the wilderness will rejoice and blossom.
Like the crocus, it will burst into bloom;
it will rejoice greatly and shout for joy.”
My mind says it is impossible that new growth can come in such times of dryness. But as we learned every year in Worship Center, “With God all things are possible.” It encourages us when we feel dried up inside due to situations beyond our control. We can cling to Jesus’ words in John 7:38, “Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from within him.” May it encourage you as well.