Snowdrops from God’s Heart: Why this particular title? And what are snowdrops anyway? And is this going to be one of those in-your-face religious babbles. The easy question first. I had never heard of snowdrops until several years back. I was going through treatments for breast cancer when my dear friend Carol presented me with a sandwich bag-sized surprise. Inside were three stems of a little flower with graceful white petals and a delicate fragrance.
Snowdrops are flowers that peek through the snow before the crocuses, daffodils and hyacinths to and remind us of spring’s promise. New life, new beauty and new joy is coming. Those flowers became a symbol of hope in the winter of my cancer season. Now that I am past the cancer, snowdrops are my prompt to look for the blessings that God has for me in every situation, good and bad.
As for the second question: yes, this is a blog about faith in Jesus Christ. I believe that I am a sinner. (I don’t have to state that fact for my family and close friends. They know it and see it.) But thank God that I am a redeemed sinner, saved by Jesus Christ’s perfect sacrifice on the cross. Since Jesus was raised from the dead, my life can and does have divine purpose for divine good. My intent is not to be judgmentally religious. Instead, I want my blog to be a journey of being real about the victories, the struggles, and the fun of living out faith.
Let’s encourage one another and enjoy the unique adventure that God has in store for us. I hope you will stick around.
1 Peter 3:15
But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect.