With the arrival of the vernal equinox, we plunge excitedly into a new season. Social media boasts an abundance of newly sprouted spring flowers, and eagerly budding trees and shrubs. Shyly, spring enters our world each year as the earth gently births that which was delicately hidden from our sight. This majestic of seasons commences from the humble cover of winter’s respite, unhurriedly, blessing us with the breathtaking beauty of new life. From the posture of anticipation I delight in finding the serenity of spring.
Spring bestows the gift of one of the most exquisite portraits of rebirth we enjoy beholding. All of nature consumed with activity beguiles the senses. Each season exudes its own fragrance, and spring is no exception. Fresh dug earth, newly emerged flora surrender the scent of new beginnings. Contrasting the placidity and reposeful stillness of winter, spring speaks activity.
The serenity of spring
Spring yawns sleepily
Darkness yields to Light,
Chill softens into warmth.
That which yielded to death
Caressed by the Son,
Finding delight in Him.
Trees tentative, bud
Gentle rain, nurturing,
Green peeks through earth, shy.
New growth wrought by His hand,
Birds, His praises sing,
Rebirth speaking New Life.
Creation smiles hope,
His promise; all things new.
delight in finding the serenity of spring
For many, the first signs of spring ignite activity, shaking off the quiet solitude of winter, they eagerly embrace the outdoors. Reflecting, spring speaks of rebirth, of becoming; a slow awakening from the long winter slumber of preparation. Nature remains unhurried, offering the delights of slow unfolding. Gifting us with plants bravely peeking through once frozen soil, buds holding the promise of beauty yet unseen and wildlife’s replenishing the earth.
Unruffled, spring becomes at its own pace, the quality of the serene, it reminds us promises are for keeping. The delight in finding the serenity of spring lies in the promise of the Creator; He makes all things new (Revelation 21:1-8). His promise is sure, we not only have His Word, but we behold the promise illustrated in the rebirth of spring each year. Behold the secret of the serene in each bud, or new sprout, as they promise the “becoming” of new life. Rejoice in the elegance with which spring reveals its beauty, though but a shadow of a greater magnificence yet future.
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