[Five Minute Friday] Hide

If you live somewhere in the northern hemisphere you might’ve noticed an amazing phenomenon the last few weeks (or your Facebook and instagram accounts have been full of it or maybe someone just talked about it). Spring is here!
When I walk through the streets I see empty branches now bearing tiny green leaves.
Little buds have turned into big blossoms, in so many shades of colors.
There’s a scent of flowers in the air, a certain freshness and sweetness.
An explosion of beauty.

I love spring.
The long dark winter has passed.
Summer is on its way.
Spring reminds of that word in Isaiah:

I am doing a new thing, it has already begun, can’t you see?

Now we marvel at spring’s beauty, but where does all its beauty come from?
What happens to beauty when we struggle through winter?
It seems as if beauty and growth have stopped completely.

In the winter of our lives it is hard to see beyond the next day, the next month.
When life kicks us around it can be a real challenge to keep up hope and the belief into what’s to come. When all seems dull and we sink into disappointment and despair there’s often no perspective for beauty and growth.Winter might look different for everyone, but I guess we all know the feeling that beauty and growth are hidden from us.

I am so glad for the invention of spring because it serves as a reminder.
Every single day.
Winter and the period of waiting is over, but it’s not without meaning.
The months of cold and death were also moments of rebirth and preparation.
The blossoms we now see and admire were formed in the midst of winter when everything seemed hopeless. The darkness gave way to new light, new hope.
Growth might’ve seemed to be hidden, but now we can see its treasures bursting forth.
Hidden beauty has come into the light.

As we take in all of spring’s beauty may we experience spring in us.
As we stumble through the last battles of winter let us look out for hidden beauty and growth, waiting to burst into full bloom.
It’s all there, may we learn to anticipate and appreciate the new in and around us.
He is doing something new, he makes ways in the wilderness and streams in the desert.
He sometimes works in hidden ways, but he never fails in beauty and growth.
Where can you see something new in your life today?
Linking up with Kate Motaung‘s Five Minute Friday, come and join us!

Author: Katha von Dessien

Teacher. Believer in the Wilderness. Third Culture Kid. World Traveler. People and Food at the Table Lover. Writer.

6 thoughts on “[Five Minute Friday] Hide”

  1. Living in the Midwest where it seems like winter could/can last forever!! I am always so delighted to see spring. To see that hidden beauty finding light again! I'm going to take some time today to enjoy Gods beauty in creation.

  2. Oh, I love each season that God has created. Each one has a reason and each one portends growth. This is something I have to remember when it's ME that's experiencing seasons in my life! The purpose is growth!

  3. Thanks, Abbey! Yes, often I read really encouraging things from my FMF neighbors! Glad you got some encouragement today! Happy Friday to you!

  4. “Winter might look different for everyone, but I guess we all know the feeling that beauty and growth are hidden from us.” Yes! This is truth. I'm your neighbor at FMF today…and I think God knows what he's doing when people end up next to each other sometimes. I needed this today. Thanks for the reminder that God is always working, even if we can't see it, and that after winter, spring always comes.

    Abbey @ Surviving Our Blessings

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