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The Upper Room Devotional July 31, 2023: Snowdrops

The Upper Room Devotional July 31, 2023
The Upper Room Daily Devotional July 31, 2023

The Upper Room July 31, 2023 Daily Devotional, Monday Message by Allison Lynn (Ontario, Canada)

TOPIC: Snowdrops

TODAY’S READING
Song of Songs 2:8-13

Flowers appear on the earth; the season of singing has come, the cooing of doves is heard in our land. – Song of Solomon 2:12 (NIV)

It felt like winter had lasted all year. I was tired of salting the sidewalk, drying out wet boots, and scraping the car windows. My mood reflected the dark, short days. I needed a change, a sign of hope.

As I trudged up the icy walkway to my front door, I noticed a tiny speck of green. It was tucked up against the side of the house where the snow had melted from the warmth of the foundation. There, growing out of the moist earth, was the tiny tip of a snowdrop — a white flower that signals the coming of spring. Today’s verse from Song of Solomon rang through my head like a melody. This was my sign of hope. Just as God had promised, new life was returning.

Although it wasn’t a full-blown vision of spring, it was a start. That small flower reminded me that God will do the same thing in me if I am open to it. God provides all that we need for seeds of faith planted years ago to take root in our lives. At the proper time they will grow.

TODAY’S PRAYER
Loving God, help us to remember the promises you’ve planted in our hearts. We trust in you as our true foundation. Amen.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
God provides the support I need to grow in faith.

PRAYER FOCUS
To lean on God as my foundation

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