Treasure Springing Forth 
by Sue Kubik 

        As Spring is here, the season of things coming to life, I think of the beauty and treasure springing forth. Like people and flowers who were buried underground, under the dirt and dead. But now it's time to push through and begin to rise through all that's been keeping you down and hidden. It is your season! As we push through we are growing slowly, we don't come into full bloom overnight but through every step of growth we're becoming more beautiful, reaching towards heaven. As the Son (and sun) shines down and it  rains (Living Water), we grow into what He created us to be. Like a flower whether it is a rose or lily etc. we are all different, yet all need the Son and Water to grow and rise, to give beauty, healing, joy and love to those around us or those who look upon us. Like flowers we can withstand the storms that come our way. We may lose a petal but we are not uprooted. We are still grounded with our roots going deep where the seed was first planted. Like God choosing us before we were in our mothers womb. 
     Only through Christ can the dead be raised. It is no longer I who live but Christ who lives in me and in Him all things consist. Apart from Him we are nothing and can't grow without Him. We can do all things through Christ who gives us strength.
     There is a treasure in each one of us, underground, waiting to rise above it all for all to see. So know you are His treasure!