Wednesday, April 7, 2010

easter reflections

on the floor of the woods, everything is brown. the leaves that fell in the autumn are covering the black earth, crumbling and returning to the soil. fallen branches are decaying...
...but out of this death, a shoot springs up. a single green leaf wraps around a stem, almost like a shroud, but instead of holding a corpse, it holds new life, a single white bud. it makes me think of the shroud of Jesus, wrapped around his crucified body, but instead of keeping death, it brought forth new life when He was raised on easter! praise God for his resurrection power that raised the Son from the dead and can breathe new life into a sinner's heart, like mine.

...just as Christ was raised from the dead
through the glory of the Father,
we too may live a new life.
Romans 6:4b

Sanguinaria candadensis

everyday gift: new life springing up in a dead heart because of Jesus

1 comment:

Chris said...

Aptly named "bloodroot". A good reflection for this time of year. Life springs forth from the shed blood of Christ.... Thanks Stacy!