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.”