This week we’re doing a ‘what if’ series on here. Short questions that I’d love your answers to!
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I’m reading ‘Shadow of the Almighty’ right now by Elisabeth Elliot, wife of Jim Elliot. Yesterday, I came across this:
“Stayed overnight with a brother in Queens who raises Chrysanthemums. He was telling me that they don’t bloom until every other flower is gone or going with the frost. I suspected that the frost might be what brought them to bloom, but he said, ‘no, it’s the longer nights.’ I really had never realized the point of Rutherford’s
‘But flow’rs need night’s cool darkness,
The moonlight and the dew…’
not just for rest, but for blossoming. Need I allegorize?
…Waiting on Him for whom it is no vain thing to wait,
So, what if the darkness you are experiencing now is part of the process to make you blossom in the right time?