Dormant-1.Lying asleep or as if asleep: inactive.2.Latent but capable of being activated. 3. In a condition of biological rest or inactivity.
In awe of the new.
Amazed by the spring green sprouts of life, plants, relationships, talents. God at work.
Eyes wide open. Seeing the glory in the new birth. New beginnings.
Fresh, fragrant aromas of potential. Sweet smells of sleeping now awake.
And water and love and tender care are required for these fragile young shoots of life.
The gentle hand of care and nurture are called to pour out merciful love.
I have been given a new old friend. Several, more acurately.
New grace. New opportunity.
Through God’s unfailing love and circumstances the soil of my life has been tilled with fresh offerings. Fertilized with nutrient richness.
What I allowed to sleep, I will wake up in love. These latent gifts, like unwrapped packages brushed off to the side in those weeks between Christmas and New Years. Lost in abundance. Maybe. More likely, lost in blindness and blur of self.
Like the red solo cup in the music video which follows (click on the link to view), God calls out in amazing ways. Beautiful ways. Uniquely wooing us to Himself.
1John 3:1 What marvelous love the Father has extended to us! Just look at it–we’re called children of God!
This couples Lenten Bible Study pours out and holds to account. And in just showing up how He loves us. How he teaches and strengthens and woos. What undergirding and pouring out He can do and longs to do when we show up. What lavish, extravagant love.
Today I get a chance to spend time with my new old friend. What extravagance. To have a friend. To share with a mothers heart the raising and training up and pouring into young men.
What amazing love and amazing gift that its not a solo journey across the Atlantic. That we get to do it in community.
When we activate the gifts God gives, we anticipate the Joy.
When we fertilize the relationships and nurture the dormant gifts allowing them to grow to their fullest potential, we see glimpses of good. Investing in, spending time with, listenting to, reaching out for those people in my world. Those God created for me.
Thats where I am called today. To live fully and see fully. To receive and then pour it back out in love to those in need.
To be present.
Walking through the green, measuring the new. Spying the lush gifts which sprung up overnight. There are precious tender gifts flung afresh by His extravagant love. Last years latent, dormant plants and herbs are back.
They shout we are here for you to enjoy. They whisper we were always here. You just didn’t have the eyes to see.
And like all the new I am gazing on in this world, I am grateful. So grateful.
Its all Grace and its all good.
And as the lyrics of this song so beautifully say, He is calling us all by name.
I don’t want to be asleep at the wheel. I don’t want to miss a thing he has in store. His love like a dormant volcano with extravagant love can erupt any moment.
Click on the link below to enjoy this beautiful music video. I did.