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Miracle in the Mud

by Marijo Phelps  
4/09/2010 / Poetry

Velvet jewel growing
Through garden dirt
Pushing up, sunward
Surrounded by that which nourishes
Yet appears as common mud

Drawn by the light
Soon to break forth
In resplendent bloom
Of soft purple petals
Giving joy to beholders
As your fragranced flowery self
Stretches out to worship
Our resurrected Lord
He is risen!
He is risen indeed!

This was written reflecting on the beauty of the garden flowers that comes out of mud and dirt. Yet that is where they get their nourishment while they are growing towards the Sonlight. The mud doesn't spoil them but gives them sustenance. And my thoughts went to our Lord, buried away in the tomb, possibly in a muddy hillside. I was thinking about how He burst forth in God's perfect timing, from death into resurrected life.

Jesus paid that price of an awful death on the cross for you and for me. Resurrection Sunday is more than a calendar marked holiday. It is the celebration of the day and the act of incredible love that can set each and every one of us free for eternity.

Have you been resurrected into new life? Have you asked for the greatest gift ever given? If not, what better time than today?

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Saved by His grace in 1974, from 9 years of professing atheism into His loving arms. RN for 23 years, missionary with YWAM then statistical analyst for Every Home for Christ over 9 years. Living with my husband in the middle of a mountain meadow. GRIN! Wanting to spread the good news

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