Snowdrops for Faith: 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 a dear friend, Carol, presented me with a sandwich bag-sized surprise. Inside were three stems of a little flower. Graceful white petals with a delicate fragrance. Snowdrops: flowers that peek through the snow (even before the crocuses, daffodils and hyacinths) and remind us that the promise of spring with 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. Because 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 for weekly posts.
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.