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Everything New

EverythingNew“See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin”. – Matthew 6:28

One of the most awesome things about being around children is seeing the world through their eyes.  So many times I just hurry through the routine of life and miss out on God’s awesome little things. When I do this, I miss that God’s awesome little things are also his promises.

It’s springtime in my home town.  Dogwoods are blooming, Tulips are popping out all over town.  It’s quite a sight.  I just love the beauty of this little town and its perfect seasons.   One morning we happened to have the radio and DVD off in the mini-van.  The kids not only noticed the flowers and trees, but they were in awe with their “ooo’s and aah’s” all the way to school as we talked about the colors of spring.   They followed the line of tulips that curves up and down the median of our highway and they would just stare with wide eyes at the tulips gather in mass around the town.  When they saw the dogwoods at the airport they exclaimed, “Wow!  Look at those trees Mommy!”  When we arrived at their school, “Look we have those color trees here too”.

Having children didn’t come easy for us; we were married 11 years before having our first.  But there is something beautiful about having waited so long.  It was like coming out of the winter into spring, only knowing the beauty of spring after having missed its colors through a cold and dark winter.

Spring symbolizes so much of life to me, my faith and family: Coming out of winter . . . into flowers, beauty, the Resurrection, and the promise of a new birth and new life.

All His promises . . . so consider the lilies . . . and Spring.


While working at an alternative school, Dr. Beth Ackerman completed her Master’s degree in special education at Lynchburg College and a doctorate degree in Educational Leadership at the University of Virginia.  She is currently an associate dean in the School of Education at Liberty University.  She has developed a love of sharing what God has laid on her heart over the years as a follower of Christ, a wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend, and educator.

Comments

  1. So happy you could have children.

  2. 3 months ago
    Daramiss T. Molina says

    Spring = new life. As does the resurrection of Jesus (spring time). Praise the Lord… Through Him we have new life everlasting, as beautiful as spring.

  3. THANK YOU FOR THE BEAUTIFULL STORY. I SEE FLOWERS EVERY DAY AND THINK HOW BEAUTIFULL . WHEN MY DAD WAS HERE IN PHOENIX, HE SAY TO ME “LOOK AT THE SUN SET ,” AND I SAY, “YES DAD, I SEEN IT.” AS I SEE IT EVERY NIGHT. NOW I LOOK AT IT AND SAY TO MY DAD IN HEAVEN”DAD, I AM LOOKING “

  4. So inspiring and just right on the nail. I absolutely love spring and believe this year I have noticed more colors and new life than any past spring. Maybe it’s my new outlook on life or maybe just more beauty but either way I love it! Thank you for sharing!

  5. 3 months ago
    Lynnette says

    We had our miracle grandsons, now 5 & 3 1/2, in our sixties. We’d been waiting for grandchildren for years, and finally given up, but now they’re here and our lives are so enriched. We love seeing life through eyes and helping to explain their questions. Yes, all of nature looks infinitely better when enjoying it with a child.

  6. 3 months ago
    K.C. says

    I know how you feel. Our first daughter was born 2 months after we celebrated our 17th anniversary, one month after I had my 38th birthday. We were further surprised 2 years (& 4 months) later by our second daughter! I love spending time with them, seeing things through their eyes, reliving experiences through theirs. What else is wonderful is the fact that they LOVE hearing stories about our childhoods! When something happens to them, they’ll ask if we experienced something similar. Right now our girls are 11 and 9, and it’s starting to become the “busy season”. This week alone: Tuesday: Math event at the girls’ school; Wednesday: the older one’s violin recital; Thursday: both girls getting recognition for the local scholastic testing, both with high honors; Friday: auditions for school talent show & Good Friday service; Saturday: church’s Easter party. Some people have said, “Oh, poor you! So hectic!” I wouldn’t trade a second of it.

  7. 3 months ago
    Dawn says

    Love This! Springs has always brought a smile to my face! I also love that it brings new life! It was also a favorite of my father’s, who loved to work in his beautiful flower garden. he died last year right before spring and is now experiencing a new life with the Lord. Spring makes me think of him with each new flower or budding tree! Thank you!

  8. 3 months ago
    Sarah Barninger says

    That’s beautiful.