My neighbor’s row of flowering crabapple trees are truly extraordinary when in bloom in the spring. However, after already having our first fall frost and lows in the 30’s, it was EXTRAordinary to find blossoms on the trees this morning.
These blossoms and new growth remind me that we can experience newness of spiritual life in Christ at any season of life. Years ago, I was serving in my first church and had a conversation with an older adult, who became a Christian in his 70’s. While he was now happily following Christ, he regretted that so many years had been wasted in not knowing and serving his Savior. I think God led me to encourage him, though, by letting him know that God can strategically use us at whatever time our salvation occurs. We all come to Him at different ages and stages of life. The very fact that he came to Christ in the “fall of life” was a sign to his contemporaries that it wasn’t too late for them to come into that relationship, either.
17 Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come.
(2 Corinthians 2:17, NASB)
In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “(Extra)ordinary.”