"I hold on to You for dear life, and you hold me steady as a post..." Psalm 63

Thursday, April 7, 2011

"No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow"


It always happens about this time of year.
While I'm busy with my head turned aside
Brown turns to green...
Green bursts forth with color
and tiny shoots of all things new
raise higher and higher
in praise of a new season.

And Spring isn't just a word anymore,
it's a state of mind.

Today isn't simply the day after yesterday, 
it's one day closer to the grand revelation of 
all things new 
and 
bursting with color
 and with it comes HOPE
 HOPE for all things new
 both in my yard...
 and in my life
 After many months of 
dreary
cold
dark
days
it's as if the very world has come alive
 for the first time
and is breathing its first breath.
 but it's not.
It's done this before
and it will do it again.
"There is nothing new under the sun..."
 and yet...
it is new again...

Just as His mercy is new every morning,
the earth is new every Spring.
And it is good
because it is a reminder that He is here
still
and 
again
 Just as
long and hard 
as the winter months of our lives are, 
is the goodness and grace
of the long awaited dawning of new things 
revealed in the Springtime of our lives.

 After winter
Spring always comes.
It works that way.
Always.

I'm waiting 
still waiting,
sometimes patiently
sometimes not
for the dawning of Spring
in many areas of my life

HOPING
PRAYING
TRUSTING
ASKING

that after the long-suffering days of winter have run their course
Spring will come 
with sprouts of 
new growth
new life
new instructions
and 
new color...
lots and lots
of 
vivid
COLOR

And it will come
I have no doubt of it,
because nothing is new under the sun
and
 God is 
the same
 yesterday
today
and 
forever
and He always shows up 
to 
show off 
His creative hand...


"Every spring is the only spring - 
a perpetual astonishment."  
Ellis Peters

5 comments:

Kristy said...

Love this!

It reminds me of one of my favorite quotes: "Our Lord has written the promise of the Resurrection, not in books alone, but in every leaf of springtime." - Martin Luther.

becky said...

Love it !!
I am doing a bible study. It is by the Proverbs 31 women. It is good. I am doing it online. The first words were to SHOW UP. We need to show up every day and allow Him to show off what His Word can do for us. I really like your blogs. I need to know that everyday !!

Mrs.Rabe said...

So, so true!

We are not great at the waiting stuff, but in His time, His plan is revealed.

Thanks for the beautiful, wise words and the photos today!

Deanna

lindsey said...

This is great and yes.....God is the same yesterday, today and forever.
I love the Spring!

amy said...

new life, new growth, new instructions....just around the corner.

I have thought of you several times lately, hope you are well!

peace,
amy

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