Saturday, April 30, 2011

Life

Linking up with Charlotte and Ginger who weekly host Spiritual Sunday

"What I need is the dandelion in the spring. The bright yellow that means rebirth instead of destruction. The promise that life can go on, no matter how bad our losses. That it can be good again." Suzanne Collins

They sit on top of fences, roofs, branches....red-breasted robins proudly announcing spring is here. Buds forming on tips of branches...flower heads pushing through the soil.... Signs of life....it's everywhere now. People smiling...friendlier...happy.

It's the way I feel when I walk through the woods....and sense His presence. Everywhere I look I see Him....in the trees that tower above me....in the streams trickling happy sounds.....in the birds....herons, cardinals, woodpeckers, chickadees......that flit back and forth as if they're dancing to music only they can hear.

I attended a funeral yesterday....a good friend's older sister died....She was a believer....and the funeral was about life not death. It left me knowing....at every stage of life.....even in death...His presence is there....whispering hope...speaking life.

Everywhere I go I see You....

19 comments:

Tracy said...

Sarah,
What a wonderful post and it is so important to focus on the 'life' part since the death part keeps us from fully living!
I love Michael W. Smith; any of his songs are my favorite :)
Thank you for sharing your life and your heart!

Joan said...

Sarah - you probably know by now that I love to be outside where I can see the beautiful things God has created. All creation sings His praises.

Blessings,
Joan

Finally Free said...

Hi Sarah,
Thanks for sharing this uplifting post. :)

Blessings,
Tammy

Just Be Real said...

Ahhhh Sarah I so needed to read this at this moment!!!

RCUBEs said...

And that's where our hope is...when He conquered death!!! May God's comfort cover your friend's family...Praying all is well with you sister! Take care and God bless. Enjoy "life" His way...

Ginny said...

I like Michael w. Smith. The beautiful signs of spring assure us of a renewal, too. But the beauty is not worth the devestating weather.

Saleslady371 said...

Believers lives are celebrations and that brings me comfort. May your friends be comforted also.

Karen said...

Lovely thoughts and song, Sara. Bless you

Pamela said...

Spring has been a delight to me this year. I see God in each flower that pushes through the ground. It's harder to see God in the Alabama devastation but may they see Him in the people of those who commit to help.

Pamela

no spring chicken said...

I'm sure that is just as it should be. When we know Him, we see Him everywhere. His stamp is on everything that He created. How wonderful that the funeral you attended was the same way!

Blessings, Debbie

Esther Joy said...

I am so happy for spring this year, ...even if we got several inches MORE than a FOOT of rain this week! Your post reminds us of the faithfulness and goodness of God in life, in death, and in every season.

Donnie said...

Such a beautiful post. Have a wonderful day.

Annesphamily said...

Sarah this was beautiful and uplifting. I always find encouragement here. Blessings to you this week. Anne

NanE said...

Thank you for your post today Sarah, it really touched my heart. Blessings, Nan

Charlotte said...

Beautiful post, Sarah. Thank you for sharing this encouragement.
Blessings,
Charlotte

Ginger~~Enchanting Cottage said...

I went to a memorial for a couple yesterday. It is a breath of fresh air knowing that they believed in Christ. Your video is beautiful, I love that song.
God Bless,
Ginger

Amrita said...

beautiful thoughts Sarah

Cinner said...

A beautiful post Sarah, it is hard not to be a believer when we see his prescence all around us.
I sat on my bench in the yard yesterday and a Robin perched about 3 feet away...I did not have my camera...but it was beautiful to enjoy the moments. hugs to you. a life needs to be celebrated. have a great week.

Karen said...

What a lovely post ~ and I really like that song by Michael W. Smith, too. Have a good week!