Saturday, January 29, 2011

The Small Things


The season turns colds. 

The harsh winter winds blow in slowly, yet steadily, calling for its companion. 

Snow falls blanketing the hard, frozen ground underneath. 

It lingers.

Covered. 

Beautiful white, yet barren.

Pruned.

The life that existed before, is no longer. 

The vibrant green, turned a rustic orange and red. 

Fragile. 

Then gone. 

Leaving a stark piece of wood in its place. 

The dead of winter. Literally and figuratively.

Resting. Waiting. Hopeful. Tired.

The hour unknown. But expectation looms.

And then, a teeny, tiny glimpse of what lies ahead. 

Maybe only a glimpse. But it is there. 

Newness.

Life.

Change.

Vibrant.

Beauty.

The work of the hand of the all mighty Creator.

Whispering.....

"Don't despair. I'm working behind the scenes."

"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is NEW creation; old things have passed away, behold, ALL things have become NEW." 2 Corinthians 5:17

"And these wineskins which we filled were new, and see, they are torn; and these our garments and our sandals have become old because of the very long journey." Joshua 9:13

"For as the rain comes down, and the snow from heaven, And do not return there, But water the earth, and make it bring forth and bud, That if may give seed to the sower and bread to the eater." Isaiah 55:10

The snow lays even still. 

But the bud, it is trying to peak forth. 

Yeah, but the small things in which I will rejoice. 

From two sparse lashes, to enough to curl. Yes, the small, but oh so significant. 

You see on the outside the work being done on the inside. 

Blessed be HIS name. 







And thank you Aunt Kay, for the "Miracle Grow!" You are a gift.

Much love,
Stacy

13 comments:

Rachel said...

You are in my prayers so often my friend. Reading this post left my teary - eyed. Your constant faith brings such glory to the Father.

You inspire me.

Rachel

kathy said...

Thank you for the beautiful insights about small and beautiful things, yes, they can bring an amazing amount of hope and joy for being so small. Thank you for your words about --not despairing because God is working behind the scenes, it really spoke to me. God bless you and your children.

Jill - FNA Photography said...

so beautiful! truth! what a thing to behold. love. life. breath. strength. power. give. take. grace. mercy. joy. peace. hope. love. truth is a beautiful thing.

so are your eyelashes!!!! excited for you!

glad naomi's video brought a smile to your face and heart today! she has me laughing a lot lately!

hugs and much love,
jill

{darlene} said...

you are precious. Don't you love knowing that He knows every hair on our heads???
ever praying,
- {darlene}

babyrndeb said...

oh my gosh - you have eyelashes again...so pretty!!

Jenny said...

You are SO beautiful--inside and out!!!

Runner Mom said...

So excited about your eyelashes! They are beautiful! Just like you! Continued prayers lifted up for you!
Hugs!
Susan

Anonymous said...

You're a blessing to me; so wise beyond your years...I too, am a cancer survivor, over 2 years 'out'. How well I remember losing my lashes; almost harder than losing my hair but one day I looked and the lashes were gone, so quickly back, again. What satan intended for evil, God brought restoration and turned things for the good! Dee

Sara said...

Stacy... what a beautiful reminder that Spring is Coming... literally in so many different ways.

I am praying for you as continue on this journey... Spring is coming!!

Sara

He & Me + 3 said...

You are always in my prayers. What a beautiful profile. Your eyelashes are growing in so nice and thick. Awesome!
Hugs,
Mimi

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Rejoicing with you Beautiful lady!

Reflector of Light said...
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Reflector of Light said...

Stacy
What a gift the Lord has given you in writing and sharing this special journey of faith! May you be encouraged today that your labor is producing a great harvest of righteousness and your suffering is not in vain.
Love in Jesus
Cindy