Today was quite warm for March 7 - a delightfully warm day - and more of the same is forecast for tomorrow...
It was a joy just to leave the house without a coat on and to feel the sun's warmth brush across my face and wrap around my shoulders.
I soaked it up, that promise of spring in the air.
And did I detect even a hint of summer, coming down the road?
Or was that just a memory of a summer past, lingering in my thoughts,
wakened by this day's sun?
No matter... either way, this day fed my soul with hope...
And this morning, my soul was hungry for hope...
What buds on the branch buds in my heart...
As seasons change, so do I...
H/T to a reader who sent this link to the combox on this post!
by Nicole Nordeman
Every evening sky, an invitation
To trace the patterned stars
And early in July, a celebration
For freedom that is ours
And I notice You
In children’s games
In those who watch them from the shade
Every drop of sun is full of fun and wonder
You are summer...
And even when the trees have just surrendered
To the harvest time
Forfeiting their leaves in late September
And sending us inside
Still I notice You when change begins
And I am braced for colder winds
I will offer thanks for what has been and was to come
You are autumn...
And everything in time and under heaven
Finally falls asleep
Wrapped in blankets white, all creation
And still I notice you
When branches crack
And in my breath on frosted glass
Even now in death, You open doors for life to enter
You are winter...
And everything that’s new has bravely surfaced
Teaching us to breathe
What was frozen through is newly purposed
Turning all things green
So it is with You
And how You make me new
With every season’s change
And so it will be
As You are re-creating me
Summer, autumn, winter, spring...
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