As I was driving along 91 today I noticed signs of life peeping out from the trees along the side of the road. Rusty browns and dark reds dotted the landscape with a promise that spring is finally here to stay. The brightest color that I saw was the light green tendrils that draped down from the Weeping Willow's branches, like fingers reaching out to touch the ground. It will not be long before the trees explode with colors of greens, pinks, whites, and yellows as the blossoms open up and send out their fragrant perfumes and I will drink it all in. Can you tell that I love this time of year?
Winter is a wonderful time of sitting inside, drinking hot cocoa, reading books, and playing games with the family, but once the calendar officially says it is spring, I am done with the idea of snow and being stuck inside. The warm weather beckons to me to come out and walk, play, and let my pale skin soak in the sunshine. I love to hear the birds calling to each other as they build their nests, singing praises to their Creator for the beauty that lies around us.
As I sit here near the screen door, I can barely keep my eyes on the screen as I gaze outside to watch the Nuthatch snatch a seed from the feeder only 10 feet away from me, or watch the Woodpecker hop around the naked Maple tree looking for bugs waking up from their winter's sleep. As much as I hate bugs, they are a good thing because they mean work for Joe, but that is for another time and blog.
God has given us all the seasons to enjoy and I am glad that no matter what people may predict or say about this earth coming to an end, we have the truth that will never change. Genesis 8:22 says, "While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease." We do not have to worry that global warming is going to change the normal way things work on this earth because God's Word says we will always have cold and heat, summer and winter. We know how the story ends because Revelation explains what will happen at the end. Christ will be victorious and those who are on His side will win right along with Him. Have you trusted Christ as your Saviour? If not, maybe it is time for spring to begin in your life. If you ask Jesus to come into your heart and forgive you of your sins, He will give you a fresh, new way of looking at the world: with the eyes of Jesus everything just blooms with color and you will see the hope of a glorious future ahead of you.