Breaking Free

 Writing Prompt: It’s the last two weeks of Lent. Lent comes from old English word meaning “spring”. Imagine Jesus whispering the word “spring” into your heart. Reflect and share the thoughts and feelings that flow from hearing Jesus whisper “spring”.

Dormant. Buried deep. Covered in darkness.nature_3
The bulbs and seeds are waiting for winter to give way to warmer spring days.
Then they will know that it is time to emerge.

The waiting will be over.

Pushing through the darkness, struggling through the dirt, in order to see the light.

The glorious sun that brings life to what once seemed dead.

Beautiful flowers breaking free from winter’s grasp.


Turning their faces toward the sun.


Jesus is that SON. He takes people who are dead inside, trapped in darkness, covered in their own sin….

and makes them new. Free. Beautiful, in Him.

Jesus whispers “spring”….

and gives new LIFE.

 Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. John 14:6 NIV

He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand. Psalm 40:2 NIV

5 thoughts on “Breaking Free

  1. You reminded me today of why I love winter so much. I think dormant is wonderful. It means rest, it means restoration, it means preparing for new growth and new life in Spring. That’s why I love to see all the wonderful pictures you have posted of your Ohio countryside and all the snow. Love it. Thank you so much.

  2. Dear Dawn
    I can just see in my minds’s eye how we as shy little sunflowers lift up our heads to the beauty of the Son when His radiant smile shines on us, praising his honor, beauty and glory.
    Much love XX

  3. Dawn, I love love love the parallel you show between the sun and the Son who shines a light into our lives and came to give us new life. Amen. He is so good. Thank you for this.

    Also, just wanted to say hi as a former Ohioan! I lived all over the state, but call Cinci home. The closest I got to rural was Wooster before the Wal-Mart went in… and now I’m in NYC. :)

  4. Yes, Jesus gives new life. You have given a picture of the change–flower sprouts that “push through the darkness” and then “turning their faces toward the sun”.

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