Spring arrived last evening along with new snow. ….soft, full flakes that quickly covered everything. The ground only recently revealed itself from under its thick winter cloak in anticipation of spring's arrival. It was a slow, shy emergence; one that occurred after days of warm afternoons and sunny skies. One day a small swathe of ground appeared, and then a little and a little more each day until the winter-worn earth revealed itself in expectation of spring. Now, all is covered again in a beautiful, quiet white robe. … and it continues to snow. Although cleverly disguised as winter, spring arrived as promised…. quietly last evening, without the fanfare of crocus or snowdrop or pussy willow.
Spring is an elegant green lady who gently awakens the slumbering earth and initiates growth and hope. Spring is God's feminine Spirit … a sign of God's promise. New green shoots popping up from the ground, the mellow aroma of newly turned earth, the round swell of tree buds getting ready to bloom and bear, the rich hum of bees gathering spring nectar and pollen. Spring is color and fragrance and form and song. Spring has arrived; and beneath the falling snow, the promise has begun.
As I write this, the snow has stopped and the sun has emerged once again, ready to melt the snow and warm the ground for the big reveal. If you go outside and quiet yourself, you will feel the hum of the earth waking up. It is barely a whisper, a vibration; but it will continue to grow.
Spring arrived last evening…. God's promises are sure.
Genesis 8: 22
"While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease."
Song of Solomon 2: 11-12
"For behold the winter is past. The rain is over and gone. The flowers appear on the earth, the time of singing has come and the voice of the turtle dove has been heard on the land."