Posted by: Toni Sprandel | August 22, 2013

Beauty From Lifeless Wood ~ Christ’s Resurrection Power

This is an awesome post! I hope it touches your heart like it did mine!

Heavenly Raindrops

Beauty sprouts from wood
Life erupting
Resembling the cross

Crepe myrtles breathe life into summer in a way few other flowering shrubs or trees do.  Their colorful blossoms appear suddenly and linger long, even in the driest of conditions.

What I have always found interesting is how dead they look all winter.  Where I live, pruning is best done in February, leaving myrtles looking pitifully bare and scraggly most of their dormant season.  Only when the spring warms them do they sprout their leaves and send out buds in preparation for their showy display all summer.  The flowering branches seem to erupt out of lifeless wood.  Even the trunk comes alive with color.

As such, the process of their beauty springing forth from dormancy reminds me of the cross.  Its wood held the dying body of Christ, but was the conduit for ushering Him back to life.  The glory of…

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  1. And yet the more they are pruned the more they produce in flowers. Great post!

  2. spectacular !


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