Oh Lovely Spring
Still chilly enough to see my breath, there's just something about a spring morning and watching the sun rise.
I drive by nearly 20 ponds before I actually pull into my driveway and what I encountered on my way was nothing less than spectacular!
Cold sunbeams shooting through the budding trees, glowing frost coating overgrown, green grass, and a draping mist hovering in mid air over every pond I passed made my drive back like I had entered into a dewy silhouette of a dream.
Spring is not my favorite time of the year, but God is challenging me to take a look again, and allow each season to be my favorite season as they come. I have a hard time with this, as this idea parallels the spiritual seasons of my life.
I like my FAVORITE seasons, and THATS IT. But in this new idea, my heart is awakening as though I had been asleep, and I'm beginning to recognize the beauty of the now.
I feel like the season I'm in is the rainy part of spring. It just keeps raining and raining and raining. And just like Cleveland, right when you think the sun is going to STAY out, it rains again. And I always think , "we should know this by now... its still spring, its still going to keep raining. Its useless hoping for anything other than what this season brings."
Coincidentally, that is the response of my own heart towards the place that I'm in right now.
But this morning God showed me something new.
Rain gives birth to life.
The beauty of Spring is that after the rain comes, a miraculous thing happens - what was still and dormant has suddenly blossomed into vibrant life.
The romance and the mystery that the sun illuminated in my tiny corner of the world this morning spoke volumes to my heart today as the Sonshine in my own life begins to reveal what, (in His time) overnight, would create a lovely view for everyone else to see as He warms up the places that must be frozen for a time.
What a truly blissful thought. :)