Monday, April 27, 2015

Dying to Live - Tracy Krauss

Anticipation. Kindness. Fulfillment. Refreshment.

These are some of the one word prompts that were suggested at the beginning of this year. This month we were asked to speak on 'refreshment', especially as it relates to our faith. As I have been reading through some of the blog posts written by other writers, I am actually feeling refreshed. Good thing, too. I've been going through a bit of a dry spell in terms of my own writing inspiration and need a bit of refreshment.

However, it reminds me that many facets of life require a dormant period before renewal comes. Nature is a prime example. The seed must 'die' before it comes to life again. Jesus himself is the ultimate example. He died so that He might rise again. Without that death there would be no new life.

Dying to live. The paradox is not lost on me. And so I embrace this season, hopeful that 'spring' is right around the corner. Even that hope makes me feel refreshed. 

Tracy Krauss writes - and rests - from her home in British Columbia.


Peter Black said...

Wow Tracey! I'm scheduled to supply a pulpit on Sunday, and my keynote scripture is from John 12 regarding the seed must 'die' (as you say), and my message title is exactly what you've framed - "Dying to Live."
"... every word will be established in "the mouth of two or three witnesses, eh"? ~~+~~

Peter Black said...

Er, my eh"? punctuation's outta place though. Yuck! :(

Lux G. said...

Keeping our hopes up high because "spring" is just around the corner. :)

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