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: