The beauty of life

The beauty of life

By Rhoda Klein Miller

“In Japan the cherry blossom represents the fragility and the beauty of life. It’s a reminder that life is almost overwhelmingly beautiful but that it is also tragically short. When the cherry blossom trees bloom for a short time each year in brilliant force, they serve as a visual reminder of how precious and how precarious life is.” (Ann Voskamp,  One Thousand Gifts) 

The cherry orchards in the Okanagan yield a more robust bloom. Living in Vancouver taught me to cherish the flush of pink and cream before a strong breeze or rain shower erased it. So the other day I made several detours on my drive, taking side streets where I could slowly navigate roundabouts under a canopy of delicate petals.  When the flowers fade and fall I thank God the breathtaking beauty Of His love is everlasting. 

The song Blossoms in Rain, makes use of only the black Piano keys. Our Dark times in this life can be like the black keys on the piano. If we trust God’s influencing touch, something beautiful, useful, and needful will follow. Listen to this beautiful song and spend a moment in prayer.

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