My Covenant Leaf

Posted by on Nov 9, 2011 in Blog Posts | 2 comments

Matthew 26:27-28 “And when He had taken a cup and given thanks, He gave it to them, saying, ‘Drink from it, all of you; for this is My blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for forgiveness of sins.’ “
1 Peter 1:1-2 “Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who reside as aliens, scattered throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia, who are chosen according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, by the sanctifying work of the Spirit, to obey Jesus Christ and be sprinkled with His blood: May grace and peace be yours in the fullest measure.” 
Hebrews 10:22 “let us draw near with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.”
(All references are from the NASB95)



Good morning!  Today’s post just arrived in my head and is now transferring to the screen of my laptop.

In my Bible, when I come across the word, “covenant,” in the context of God’s covenants He made with man, I color it yellow and put a red box around it.  That way, when I’m reading, it stands out and draws attention to itself.  The more I read and mark that word, the more I see it throughout my Bible.

This morning, while taking Beans out for her morning constitutional, I was drawn to two trees in our backyard that are the most vibrant yellow I have ever seen!  They practically glow in the dark, the yellow is so powerful.

Today, I decided to get a little closer and really appreciate the leaves and to my surprise, almost all the leaves have a brush or sprinkle of red on them!  Because I mark covenant the way I do, it instantly reminded me of God’s covenant, especially the New Covenant fulfilled in Jesus Christ.

I was amazed with a fresh reminder from nature of God’s lovingkindness towards me through His indescribable gift of redemption through the blood of Jesus.

Yellow and red.  Just two colors, but two colors that mean much to me when I see God’s covenant throughout Scripture.

Encouragement:
Take a walk outside today and gather some delight from God’s creation that reminds you of His goodness.

Opportunity for Response:
Write back and let me know what you see or gathered from nature today that reminds you of Him.       


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2 Comments

  1. funny how many times He’s communicated with me through leaves of all things! lovely post. thank you for sharing.

  2. Amanda,
    Thanks for stopping by and sharing a bit of God’s reminders to you through leaves as well. Have a JoY-filled day reflecting on God’s goodness!

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