Springing into life
Spring is here and daylight saving is
upon us. I feel warmed and energised after long winter months.
I come out of hibernation ready to throw off gloomier days, to
embrace colour and light again.
It amazes me, as I poke around the garden,
to find forgotten bulbs pushing up, to see new shots on dead
sticks and tender, green, shiny spikes surviving under layers
of slimy old Autumn leaves.
The earth renews its self. Oh wonder
of wonders and how I delight to see new growth.
BUT along with the joys of spring come
wily weeds, wormy things that eat leaves and buds, and slimy
slugs and snails. (A friends from Florida remarked a few days
ago "I love New Zealand. You have no snakes, scorpions or
alligators.") What have I got to complain about after that
Life goes in seasons and I see some
of my friends have dried up like winter twigs and some are fallen
trees as heart attacks, strokes, cancers and illnesses lay them
down, and some wear the pain of lost children gone astray and
some carry financial burdens and others are just tired of a dreary
BUT doesn't something miraculous happen
when spring returns? The air is different. The light is different.
The colours are different. HOPE makes all the difference, springing
up eternal in the human heart. Hope to renew my body. Hope
to restore my soul. Hope to refresh to my spirit.
Spring is here and I wholeheartedly
enter into this season and cycle of life.
Hosea 6: 3-4 "So let us know, let
us press on to know the LORD. His going forth is as certain as
the dawn; And He will come to us like the rain, Like the spring
rain watering the earth."