Monday, February 27, 2012

Beautiful Things


All this pain, I wonder if I’ll ever find my way?
I wonder if my life could really change at all?
All this earth, could all that is lost ever be found?
Could a garden come up from this ground at all?


You make beautiful things
You make beautiful things out of the dust
You make beautiful things
You make beautiful things out of us


All around
Hope is springing up from this old ground
Out of chaos life is being found in You


You make me new, You are making me new
You make me new, You are making me new.


It's not spring here yet...not really. We may have days of sunshine here and there, but I am certain that we'll have more cold weather ahead of us this year. Still, the hyacinth and allium gladiator bulbs that I planted this past fall are just now beginning to push through the ground. The primroses that I bought for 97 cents are hanging on for dear life and making me smile each morning. Every year, I have to remind myself to stop and appreciate the visual reminder of new life--I don't think it's a coincidence that the time when we're first experiencing new life in nature occurs simultaneously with the season of Lent. A lot of people think about Lent as being a dark and sorrowful time, and I understand that. It should be a reverent time for us. But for me, it's also about life...the life that I have received in Christ.

The beautiful things, made out of my dust. And I am so thankful.

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. -2 Corinthians 5:17 (NKJV)

Song Credit: Lyrics from "Beautiful Things" by Gungor
Photo Info: All images shot with a Canon XS, kit lens, and Fotodiox Extension Tubes ($10.96 at Amazon).


  1. I feel like I'm on the verge of tears! Thank you for this.

    Also? Love Gungor. :) Saw them in concert a few months ago and it was amazing.

  2. GORGEOUS flowers. =)

    I'm hoping for more cold weather. I'm not willing to give it up yet, lol!

  3. Just lovely! I love love love that song too!

  4. I totally don't think it's a coincidence that lent and spring are at the same time. One of my favorite things about it, is that it's usually cold and yucky at the beginning of lent, (and dark in the evenings still), but by the time Easter comes around it's getting warmer, and lighter. It's really neat to see the seasons change as your spiritual life becomes "new" again. Does that make sense?

  5. Wow - never look at Lent quite like that... always Easter but not the lead up.


  6. That song is one of my absolute faves. Gorgeous photos and sentiment! Perfect thing to read on a Monday :)


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