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Reflections on an Icy Tree

ice-covered tree

If all the leaves had never turned,
had not been stripped away,

We would have missed majestic ice
that dazzled here today.

Tiny prisms of green, then blue, amid the silver-white,
Now gold, and glowing amethyst, blaze brightly in the light.

The sleeping tree, life in its roots,
has not produced this splendor.

Its gems are made of rain and cold;
its fire, an icy ember.

The storm, we dread,
lament the chill,
The spring, we’d rather see.

But winter–and these precious jewels–
must come to every tree.

Now the strength sleeps at its source,
not dreaming yet to rise.

There is a time for everything–
for leaves, for ice, for trees.

In its season, ice has come.
And soon will come new leaves.

An ice-tree outside my window today made me think of the dazzling spiritual beauty of a friend in a difficult season of her life. The beauty with which God has adorned her spirit during this season has called attention to his artistry even in the most intense, harsh conditions. New life will arise from this season: even as she relies fully on her rootedness in Christ to sustain her spirit, those who find Christ through the message of the gospel she has shared with them will also have new, eternal life in Christ. – alr

Jesus as Healer Book Now Available

Jesus as Healer book cover

Jesus as Healer: Miracles and Meditations in Luke
, the new book by AmyLu Riley, is now available.

Order online:
CreateSpace.com
Amazon.com

Buy it in store:
California
San Diego – Rockpile Bookstore
Indiana
Evansville – River City Mercantile
Evansville – Christian Fellowship Church – Bookstore
Newburgh – Crossroads Christian Church – Counseling Center

Explore with wide-eyed wonder the greatest healing miracles of all time. Walk beside the most successful healer who ever lived, Jesus, and be transformed by his words and actions.
• Find out the one thing that amazed Jesus—something you can still have today.
• Uncover the only obstacle that ever got in Jesus’ way—and that might be in your way, too.
• Learn Jesus’ cure for a fatal condition only he has healed—a solution that can save your life.

Come away on a life-changing meditation journey through the incredible healing work of Jesus in the Bible book of Luke.

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AmyLu Riley is a professional writer whose love of the Bible has, for many years, spilled over into stacks of notebooks filled with her reflections on Scripture. She lives in Evansville, Indiana, with her husband.

New Book “Jesus as Healer” Coming in Spring 2016!

Jesus as Healer, the new book by AmyLu Riley, is coming in Spring 2016. Sign up now for email updates.

Jesus as Healer book cover
Jesus as Healer, new book by AmyLu Riley, coming Spring 2016

Look into the face of the one who can heal anything.

Explore with wide-eyed wonder the greatest healing miracles of all time. Walk beside the most successful healer who ever lived, Jesus, and be transformed by his words and actions.

• Find out the one thing that amazed Jesus—something you can still have today.
• Uncover the only obstacle that ever got in Jesus’ way—and that might be in your way, too.
• Learn Jesus’ cure for a fatal condition only he has healed—a solution that can save your life.

Come away on a life-changing meditation journey through the incredible work of Jesus as healer in the Bible book of Luke.