devotion Dec 8, 2016

flowers (1 of 2)

I had a vision of woman with beautiful, long hair.  She held a mirror and admired her long locks, for they had grown beyond her and graced the earth as she walked. As I looked I realized she was sitting on a mound of earth. She tried to arise and shine, as the sun beamed down upon her, but shiny, green ivy had begun to grow in her hair. She thought to herself, “O it must have thought me beautiful to climb upon me” so she allowed it to grow.  The sun came out every day and beckoned to her to come up and play. The ivy had grown so, that her time was now spent tending to it. She trained it to grow and was delighted at the work of her hands. She felt the sun’s warmth but never looked up into his face. Fat, full clouds began to cover the sun, but she didn’t notice. Soon rain began to fall. She looked up and questioned “where is my warm sun?” But for now her ivy covered her. Then strong bolts of lightening lit the dark sky and struck the earth. How she wished she could play in the sun. Bound tightly, held to the ground, she could no longer lift her head. She cried and said ” o sun, would you come, I want to play and be warm again.” The sun replied. “I have never left, I am above the cloud, cut off your hair and you will arise and shine and be close to me.” And that.. is exactly what she did! As she was rising, the earth received such a bolt that it dissolved into fine dust and was swept away from sight.

The world is passing away, and all the things that people want in the world are passing away. But whoever does what God wants will live forever. I John 2:17

Set your mind on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory. Colossians 3:2-4

 

 

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