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Little Specks of Pollen

Posted by Jessica




It’s spring time. The mountains are bursting out in new, vibrant color; blossoms are on the trees; flowers are making their appearance around the yard. With all the beauty of spring also comes pollen. In some areas of the country, cars will turn a greenish-hue as the little particles gather on them. Our porch was getting this way, and needed a good sweeping. With each brush of the broom a little cloud of pollen rose and vanished. I couldn’t help but think about the effects the pollen might have on me if I wasn’t careful….sneezing, watery eyes, and other undesirable reactions. It’s so small – just little bits of pollen. But if in the wrong place it can be very irritating.


I thought about how inconvenient and unwanted pollen-provoked allergies can be. Miserable, at times. But, more repulsive than pollen in my eyes is sin in the eyes of the just, holy God. To me, it might seem but a small sin, but to God, it is sin. Sin that is repulsive. Sin that made the Father turn His back on His Son. Sin that sent Jesus to the cross.

Makes my heart cry: “…Cleanse thou me from secret faults. Keep back thy servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me: then shall I be upright, and I shall be innocent from the great transgression. Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.” Psalm 19:12b-14


3 Responses to “Little Specks of Pollen”

  1. Maggie B. Says:

    This is a wonderful reminder, Jessica!

    I loved seeing the bumblebee on the blueberry blooms and we just read Psalm 19 this morning…I feel like this was sort of just for me. 🙂 Thank you for your analogy.

    Have a blessed day!

  2. Esther Staddon Says:

    So true! Way to use an everyday thing as a great reminder.

  3. Saundra Marable Says:

    Oh Jessica! Truer words could NOT be spoken!! For it is sin that frustrates our relationship with The Precious Savior, and causes Him to turn His face from us- have mercy Lord, Isaiah 59:1,2.

    God BLESS you dear sister, for these words from above that point our thoughts above!!

    Mrs. Marable

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