Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Those big piles and new life

The big pile gets bigger and we’re asking, “When does this end?"

A whole bunch of stuff, one thing after another as my mother used to say. It’s happening with world events but add to that what may also be happening in our personal lives, and all this piling on can be enough to leave us gasping for air.

But could it be that in the middle of that big pile may be something that bears the promise of new life? 

Reminds me of the time that stone got rolled over the tomb—just a pile of rocks and the one we’d counted on was dead.

The days tick off and we come up with our plans B, C, D, and Z because plan A is buried so deep, we’ll never see it again.

Or so it seems.

But plan A is about to electrify that dark hole with the blaze of life and fill the empty tomb with an echoing, “He is risen. He is risen.”

And if God can do that, then when we look at our big piles, we have to ask ourselves what would be impossible?

Didn’t God ask this same question of Abraham way back in Genesis? “Is anything too hard for the Lord?” (Genesis 18:14).

Two thousand years later, Jesus said this as if in answer, “What is impossible with man is possible with God.” (Luke 18:27).

Those big piles in our lives want to convince us there’s no hope for things to change, but as we look toward Easter, we keep our eyes fixed on the One that has the power to change everything.

So, we stay close to Jesus and continue to believe God for the promise of new life in all those big piles.

 Beverly Varnado is the author of several small town romances from Anaiah Press including her latest, A Season for Everything. All are available at Amazon. A memoir, Faith in the Fashion District,  from Crosslink Publishing  is also available as well as her other books, Give My Love to the Chestnut Trees and Home to Currahee. She also has an Etsy Shop, Beverly Varnado Art. 

To explore the web version of One Ringing Bell, please visit bev-oneringingbell.blogspot.com

Beverly Varnado copyright 2022


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