Spring

My granddaughter was the one who reminded me that it was the first day of Spring last Sunday. I almost missed it..pretty strange for someone who can’t wait for winter to end. Today is the fifth day of this new season and we are still experiencing storms and unpredictable weather. New seasons start without fanfare..they begin and we don’t know it. It is only later that we can look back and realize that something changed. The clouds are gone..the sky is clear and the sun is shining.

Some winter seasons drag on too long..wearing us out..draining us. We are ready for a change. Our hearts long for those fragrant blossoms that poke their heads up a this time of the year. Every daffodil is a sign that we are getting closer to the day when we can shed all these jackets, scarves, and hats and run freely into the sunshine. Help us Lord to believe that Spring is coming..that this too shall pass. Our hearts need an infusion of faith..our minds need renewal..our spirits need to be filled with hope.

Yes.. Spring is here..we can’t see it or feel it..but like our God it never fails to show up and surprise us. Next time you are outside.. notice the new growth on everything..the lushness of the hillsides..the blooming trees..the singing birds. He is giving us hope. He is reminding us of His faithfulness. Don’t give up..keep trusting..keep asking..keep believing.

He gives power to the weak and strength to the powerless. Even youths will become weak and tired, young men will fall in exhaustion. But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.”

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2 thoughts on “Spring

  1. Your post is so applicable today. We live in Arnold, in the Sierra Nevada, at 4000 feet. We awoke to another 5 inches of snow, and it is still coming down. Before this storm, a couple of weeks ago, I saw a few daffodils opening their buds and barely a hint of yellow on the forsythia. They are all buried now. This winter we have had over 15 feet of snow.

    You are absolutely right about God’s faithfulness, whether we can see Him or not, He is always faithful, always the Provider, always the Lover of our souls. We need only seek Him with all our hearts, and we will find Him, for He has promised, and because He is Truth, He will not fail us.

    Our yard, now totally buried under feet of snow, when uncovered, will look very different from the one we saw last summer. Plants and shrubs are crushed, trees have lost limbs, the winter hungry deer and rabbits have mowed just about everything. Once the spring pruning is done, when I get through all of the garden, it will take on a new and beautiful shape. The pruning will refresh the plant and give it new life. Such is how God cares for us–shaping and pruning us, during our winter of discontent, bringing us through to the other side and giving us new life, a new perspective, a new excitement about what He has planned for us.

    Let me be faithful, doing my part, to stay close to Jesus so that He can do His work in my life. He has always been faithful. I will trust in Him. Praise God for His love and His amazing grace.

  2. What a wonderful comment Lynn. Thanks so much for taking the time to write it and post it here..I am sure it will encourage anyone who reads it.

    I can totally relate to devastation of the winter season and the pruning that He does during those hard cold nights.

    Let’s rejoice we see the sun beginning to shine and the new life springing up in the next month or so. He is good!

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