In icy dawns and frigid days, there is purpose and life. There is beauty. There is rest.
The perennials which thrive in the summer with brilliant color and strength do so because they rested in the winter. Rest is in My plan for you. Even I rested after bringing forth the beauty of Creation.
Beloved, you are created in My image. I designed you to rest. Rest as I prepare you to bloom and thrive in the upcoming season.
In this season of rest, you will not be dormant. As you lay aside your lists of to-dos and rest in My Presence, your trust will deepen, and your roots will grow strong. Your body and soul will receive nourishment, and I will refresh your heart.
As I lead you into your next season, the fragrance of Me in you will be stronger and sweeter; an aroma of grace and hope to those around you.
Rest in My love for you.
Every season, I am shaping, cultivating, and growing you, for there is purpose and life. There is beauty. There is rest.
Rest now, and trust.
The Gardener of your heart.
That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither; whatever they do prospers. Psalm 1:3 (NIV)
But thanks be to God, who in Christ always leads us in triumphal procession, and through us spreads the fragrance of the knowledge of him everywhere.
2 Corinthians 2:14 (ESV)