Wednesday, April 25, 2012


When we built our home 6 years ago we plated 7 Bradford pear trees in our yard. Six of the seven trees have bloomed beautifully. And then there was tree number seven. The seventh tree has never bloomed, I really thought it might be dead, Never having heart to pull it up, it stayed. I always had a little hope that it would one day bloom. As I was pulling in driveway a few weeks ago something caught my eye in the corner of my yard. The tree had blossomed. To say I was excited was a understatement. I put my car in park, jumped out and rushed past the other tress that are triple in size and beauty to get a closer look at what I thought was dead but was really alive. Redemption. That was all my mind could come up with. Isn’t it so like God to take something useless and something that seems to be nothing and make it into a thing of beauty.
When the blood of Christ was poured out, redemption came. He took us dead in our sin and made us alive again. A line of one of my favorite songs says “You make beautiful things, You make beautiful things out of the dust, You make beautiful things, You make beautiful things out of us”. He makes all things beautiful. Redemption.

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