Saturday, April 20, 2013

Ahh, Spring!

Spring is in the air.  The sunshine draws me to the nearby nature trails.  As soon as I enter the park, serenity covers me like a blanket.  The trees, still black and bare of leaves, stretch high above my dirt pathway.  The winds blowing high over my head sway the trees, causing their bare branches to clack against one another.  On either side of my path, green shoots poke tentatively from the ground.  Frogs in the nearby pond sing, “Spring is coming.” 

Soon these trees will wear lush canopies of green, and violets will dot the countryside.  Glancing to my left, I am startled to see a white tailed deer staring at me.  A mere ten yards away, blending into the barren trees, her huge brown eyes watch me pass.  As I continue rambling, I notice two of her friends, also carefully inspecting me.  They, too, must appreciate the coming of Spring.

After forty-five minutes, I step under overarching branches to exit the park.  The city streets loom hard and barren in contrast to the park.  Walking home, I vow to take the beauty and serenity God’s world home, allowing its beauty to awaken Spring in my soul.
John 16:33 "I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world."


  1. I am loving all the signs of spring in my neck of the woods, too. The trees are always such a brilliant shade of green when the baby leaves grow in. I'm so thankful to live in an area where I can see changing seasons. God is awesome!

    1. I love that first blush of green when the trees are just beginning to leaf out! Isn't God good to give us all this beauty?

      Thanks for stopping by!


  2. Ah, yes, take it home :). Here in WV, we are all abloom. It is so lovely. But when I was in Nebraska over the weekend, the trees were still sparse and bare. I found a stark kind of beauty in their nakedness. Isn't it amazing how God speaks to us through the change of seasons?

  3. Each season has its own beauty, doesn't it? I have family in Hawaii, and they miss the changing seasons. Right now our flowering trees are in bloom, showing varying shades of pink, purple and white. So lovely.

    Thanks for visiting and commenting, Laura!