34. Hope of Spring
Being thankful is such a salve in difficult times and to hope, i.e., to believe, to look forward to good things to come, is an oasis in life to rest upon. This winter has been an especially taxing one in Michigan with record cold spells and snowstorms that never seem to relent. I especially have needed to do this blog post in order to remember…..remember to be thankful. Remember to hope.
35. Perseverance of the first spring flowers.
I have several perennial flower gardens, and the first flower to poke up its pretty little head is the purple crocus flower. That beautiful little plant struggles through the icy cold earth and crawls through the last of winter’s snow to bring a smile to your face with hope that soon the world will be a more beautiful place.
When life gets tough, I think of the perseverance we need as God’s children to have throughout our lives to be able to be the first spiritual flowers to be revealed at His coming.
Romans 8:19 “For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God.”
James 1:18 “Of His own will He brought us forth by the word of truth, that we might be a kind of firstfruits of His creation.”
36. The scent of spring air.
How wonderful is the scent of new plants and flowers of spring? Once again, we rejoice when we experience this amazing aspect of God’s great design of new growth and beauty. Yes, it is one of the most amazing beginnings of God’s calendar. Ah…I can almost sense its aroma as I ponder it!
37. The new life created.
Every spring I so much look forward to the new life that is created all around us. From the birth of forest animals to the birds that return from their fall migration to start their new nests. Once again the bird feeders are surrounded by the sound of little ones chirping for their meals. What a wonderful time of year! There is so much to look forward to, so much to be thankful for knowing God’s seasons are sure and true, and no-one can alter them!
Praise God for His mighty works and one of the most treasured…hope!