I just returned from walking my dog. The earth seems to think that spring is here. I noticed green blades of grass poking through the brown blanket that covers the yards. The bulbs are coming up, rising from their dormant state anxious to reach toward the warmth of the sun. I can’t tell if they will be tulips or daffodils with only an inch of green showing. Those tentative green shoots will be in for a surprise when the spring snows that show up every year in Colorado Springs, cover them with a cold white robe. I so want to throw off all of the heaviness of winter, put away winter coats and hats but I know that it is still too early for that.
The seasons outside are a mirror of the seasons we experience in our lives. God promised “While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.” Every season has its wonders and its irritations. Spring is wonderful for the new growth and flowers but rains, tornados and floods come with that. Summer, the kids are out of school and that means days at the pool, and summer sports. The warmth of summer is healing to our bodies, we need to soak up that vitamin D. Summer also brings bugs and sun burn. Fall comes as a relief from the heat and the colors of the trees is magnificent. As the leaves desert the trees it is the reminder that winter is on its way. Ah winter, the cold stinging your face, skiing, snowboarding, making snowmen, fires in the fireplace and cars sliding on slippery streets. See, each season has its greats and not so greats but knowing that the season won’t last forever makes the not so great part bearable.
It is the same in our lives; the dry seasons will be followed by a watering of our souls, you can count on it.