The transitory season between the two extreme seasons of the year: summer and winter. The quiet months that bring warm winds blowing across the land, thawing winter’s snow and ice. The season that brings new life—again—after the frozen deadness of the icy season before. Along with its refreshing showers and booming thunderstorms (don’t you just love them?), God sends down warmth and sunshine onto this earth. The time when trees and flowers end forth their petite buds and leaves, and the grass grows green again. Spring is the season that all nature looks forward to. Don’t we?
Birds begin to peep and sing. Nests of all kinds appear on bushed and trees, and bushed. Branchlets and tiny buds pop out of gray, wilted vegetation. Lambs (yay!!), still on their wobbly little legs, bleat plaintively after the mothers. We shake off the cumbersome winter coats that we’ve endured silently all winter, and embrace the spring with a childish, innocent happiness. Flowers begin to unravel and disclose their gorgeous beauty under the lavish rain. Horses neigh—cow and calves moo—all nature sings at the return of spring.
No more the cold and shivery months for the snow, sleet and ice to rule. No more the lonely hibernation for wild animals. All come out, hungry, energetic, and refreshed after the long winter. And no more our fun in the snow, or on the ice. Our skates are placed aside with a happy, albeit wistful little sigh. We put on our running shoes, eager to breathe the warm, fresh air again. The gurgling river flows again, beckoning us to swim, boat and frolic in its cool expanse.
Spring is a wet, precious gift from our living, heavenly father. What a gentle providence!!! He gives us time to grow accustomed again to the baking, sweaty days of summer. He gives us the perfect season to plant crops. He allows all of us enjoy the sweet, short, season of renewal, and warmth. We must be thankful for the gift of spring.
Although there are challenges long this particular season— school wrap-up before the summer vacation, spring cleanings, etc.—we must never forget to take time to relax and bask in this special season in all its glory and fullness—before hazy summer rolls around.
What is your favorite part of Spring?