“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. ” 2 Corinthians 5:17 (NKJV)
This spring we had some wild weather. It would be warm during the day and the nights would be in the low thirties, with a real feel of the twenties or teens. We didn’t put out plants until we were certain that they would survive. We have seen weather like this before, so it didn’t take us by surprise.
However, the frost got to our eucalyptus tree. It has survived many snow storms and frosts and we weren’t worried about it.
At first, I thought it was just a bit slow in turning green, but, no, we lost the tree. I haven’t had the heart to let it go, as it was a favorite of mine.
Then a couple of weeks ago I saw some green.
There, at the base, was new life. The silvery green leaves beautiful against the lifeless trunk.
As I passed it today, the Lord spoke to my heart. How often do we feel like we have been “frosted” and the life was frozen out of us? We can remain dormant/dead, or we can go to our Life source, Jesus? He makes all things new, and will bring forth new life, new adventures out of places we thought were dead and frozen.
I will now cut away the dead trunk to make room for the new life to grow and flourish in our yard. I will also search myself to see what is frozen and dead and clear that out to allow new life/ministry to grow and flourish.