Spring

Spring flowed in on
crests of showers
accompanied by thunder crashes.
Tired leaves shook from their
tenuous grasp on the arms of oaks
and joined the cascade into driveways and ponds,
gutters and ditches.

Night fell.

Morning awoke to a new world.
Mountains of iridescent green lighted
the evergreens.
Grasses greened and flowers
burst from their buds.

God washed the winter away.



Hearts can feel like winter – gray and cold.

God sometimes uses the storms of this life to wash our cold hearts and draw them back to the warmth of His love and grace. May we, like the oaks, release the tired leaves of anger and regret and sorrow and resentment to wake refreshed in His light. May our lives glow anew with His mercy, blessing those who have the eyes to see.





Song of Solomon 2: 11 For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone; 12 The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land; 13 The fig tree puts forth her green figs, and the vines with the tender grape give a good smell. Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away.

Philippians 1: 6 Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:

Comments

4 comments on “Spring”
  1. Pepper says:

    Spring captured beautifully in words and photos. 😊

    Liked by 1 person

    1. gracespeaker says:

      Aww. Thank you!

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Beth Alisan says:

    Beth, your poem captured our recent weather to a tee. Rain + storms washed through our area last week bringing us brilliant greens and new pops of color with warmer temperatures this week. Your closing words came like a prayer, “May we, like the oaks, release the tired leaves of anger and regret and sorrow and resentment to wake refreshed in His light. May our lives glow anew with His mercy, blessing those who have the eyes to see.” Amen!

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    1. gracespeaker says:

      I have watched it year after year where we live. We always seem to have a week of storms to wash the winter away. This year it happened just in time for Easter! 😊

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