The windows are open. The birds are singing. The sun is breaking through the budding tree limbs and the dewdrops that fell from the morning’s birth sparkle iridescent. Spring is rising from the slumber of winter.
Oh, how my whole being yearns for this time of year.
While the necessity of winter’s dormancy is understood, its sleeping grayness wears heavy at the end. When the early sprouts of spring break the ground, my heart rejoices for what is to come.
Most Gracious Father, you created heaven and earth – sun and moon – plant and animals. You placed me in a time and a season for your glory. My life’s breath comes from your lips. This morning I rejoice in the new day. As the dormancy of winter passes and my sleeping eyes awake to this new season, I seek your heart to follow. May all that I think, say or do bring a smile to your face and glory to your name. May I seek to be courageous enough to break those hard ground areas in my own life that have been long unattended. Lord, till the soil of my heart so the seeds of your grace grow in and through me. Thank you Father for reminders in creation that sing Truth into my heart – In Jesus name I pray. Amen.