We are fast approaching the time of year when flowers begin to bud and bloom. Dots of color are beginning to pop up all around.
Watching brilliant colors and delicate beauty unfurl on trees and bushes reminds me of the life and beauty God wants to grow and exhibit in us. The human soul can be like a new flower...with the proper care it can bloom and exhibit great beauty. Or, if treated harshly, it can be crushed and torn.
As followers of Christ we should be so careful to tenderly nourish and care for the souls God places in our lives. These tender buds have the potential to bloom and reflect the very glory of God!
"Positive words act as water and sunshine to our souls to help them grow strong". (Sally Clarkson in The Ministry of Motherhood, p. 41)
May we speak life and hope and encouragement into the lives of others. May God use our words to help His children grow and bloom.