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中 英 荒漠甘泉 Streams in the Desert

 

11 28 (神奇的小花Impossible Flowers)


資料來源:http://www.glorypress.com/devotional/FaithAndLifeOneYearBook.asp?bid=1

神奇的小花

 

經文: 「因為出於上帝話,沒有一句不帶能力的。」(路一37

 

        在阿爾卑斯山的頂巔,上帝年年創造祂的奇迹,山上覆蓋著厚雪,被白天的陽光和寒夜的嚴霜交相作用之下,積雪的邊緣結成了冰,可是在這一層冰殼之下,卻有花朵,正在完整無恙在開放出來。

        這種花屬櫻花科,只長在高山之上,在夏季裏,它舒展葉子,平躺在地,暢飲陽光,吸收了大自然陽光的熱量,能貯藏在根裏過冬。然後春天來了,一切植物都在蘇醒過來,積雪下的生命也不例外,這種櫻草科發出了芽,它放出暖氣,那奇妙的熱度,恰好把頂上的積雪溶成一鍾形的小汽罩。

        它繼續長高,頭上總是戴著那個鍾形的小汽罩,直到裏面長好了花苞。最後,鍾形小汽罩的外殼脫落,花就直接與陽光接觸,紫紅色的花瓣,瑩淨剔透,絡脈有似雪花,好像還保留著它生長鬥爭中所歷經的痕迹。

        這種織柔的植物,它在我們心中所引起的反響,決非那些長在山坡下面,從溫暖泥土中孕育的花卉所能比擬。我們喜歡不可能的事,成爲事實,上帝亦如此。

        對不可能的事,要堅持到底,把所有的困難,毫無顧忌地堆在一起,並且把你所能找到的更多困難加上去,讓信心傾向祂,祂是對付一切不可能的上帝。──選 

Impossible Flowers

 

Scripture: "For with God nothing shall be impossible" (Luke 1:37).

 

        Far up in the Alpine hollows, year by year God works one of His marvels. The snow-patches lie there, frozen with ice at their edge from the strife of sunny days and frosty nights; and through that ice-crust come, unscathed, flowers that bloom.

 

        Back in the days of the by-gone summer, the little soldanelle plant spread its leaves wide and flat on the ground, to drink in the sun-rays, and it kept them stored in the root through the winter. Then spring came, and stirred the pulses even below the snow-shroud, and as it sprouted, warmth was given out in such strange measure that it thawed a little dome in the snow above its head.

 

        Higher and higher it grew and always above it rose the bell of air, till the flower-bud formed safely within it: and at last the icy covering of the air-bell gave way and let the blossom through into the sunshine, the crystalline texture of its mauve petals sparkling like snow itself as if it bore the traces of the flight through which it had come.

 

        And the fragile thing rings an echo in our hearts that none of the jewel-like flowers nestled in the warm turf on the slopes below could waken. We love to see the impossible done. And so does God.

 

        Face it out to the end, cast away every shadow of hope on the human side as an absolute hindrance to the Divine, heap up all the difficulties together recklessly, and pile as many more on as you can find; you cannot get beyond the blessed climax of impossibility. Let faith swing out to Him. He is the God of the impossible. --Selected

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