Glacier Lily

Harbinger of Spring

The Glacier Lily is one of the first wildflowers announcing Spring. It is a welcome harbinger of all the beauty coming in the weeks ahead.

To get this picture I had to get down close to the ground, upon trying to get up my joints and back complained mightily. The groan told me Spring had long since come and gone for my body. But those aches and pains reminded me of another harbinger that holds an even greater hope.

For while we are in this tent (our mortal body), we groan and are burdened, because we do not wish to be unclothed but to be clothed with our heavenly dwelling, so that what is mortal may be swallowed up by life. Now it is God who has made us for this very purpose and has given us the Spirit as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come. 2 Corinthians 5:4-5

The Holy Spirit is a harbinger of what is to come. But more than that, God’s Spirit is an initial deposit in us of all the good He wants to bestow.

Because of His Spirit within, I can rejoice in my groaning for I know it is temporary, and God will use it to mold me into something far greater than the Glacier Lily.

What if … you could be God’s favorite?

What if … you could be God’s favorite?
Like David?
Like John?
Like Mary Magdalene?
Better yet, beyond your wildest dreams — like Jesus.
Check it out, John 15:9.

What a wild and crazy thought:
If God is for us, who can be against us? Why, God even sacrificed His Son for us (1 John 4:10). That sacrifice means, His love and desire for us goes way beyond our comprehension (Ephesians 3:17-19). The truth is we can be God’s favorite by just wanting to be close to Him (James 4:8).

Glacier Lily

Glacier Lily

The Glacier Lily is one of the first flowers of Spring: a sign of what is to come. If this is how God clothes the grass of the field, I can’t wait to see what He has in store for you, His favorite.