Thursday, May 24, 2012

I am now ready to be offered.

"This dandelion has long ago surrendered its golden petals, and has reached its crowning stage of dying - the delicate seedglobe must break up now - it gives and gives till it has nothing left...There is no sense in wrenching: it stands ready, holding up its little life, not knowing when or where of how the wind that bloweth where it listeth may carry it away. It holds itself no longer for its own keeping, only as something to be given: a breath does the rest, turning the "readiness to win"  into the "performance" (2 Cor. 8:11). And to a soul that through "deaths oft" has been brought to this point, even acts that look as if they must involve an effort, become something natural, spontaneous, full of a "heavenly involuntariness", so simply are they the outcome of the indwelling love of Christ."

                                                  -Lilias Trotter


  1. I love this!! A seed that goes into the ground and dies...brings forth much fruit.

    Oh Jesus... let me always be ready to be offered up....

    (Stumbled on your blog today on the in/courage site.... love it. Thanks.)

    1. Awe, I'm so glad!!:) Thank you for your comment, it was a wonderful blessing:)