Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Those first few tips of green are always so welcome in the spring for they promise winter is on its way out. While some of my daffodils are planted in areas where sun warms the earth, others are planted in areas where shade from the house and deck slow their spring burst of growth. I must be patient!
Having flowers blooming at different times is good. That means when one group begins to dry and close up their spring faces, another group will begin blooming.
The daffs make lovely bouquets and I love to have a few on the kitchen table to add a bit of cheer.
The crocus, on the other hand, simply add their cheery token of warm spring days...a reminder that winter is over. When the ground begins to feel a bit of sunshine in the spring I check out my kitchen window each day to spot the first bit of color and celebrate spring's arrival!
I love these words from that old hymn, "Great Is Thy Faithfulness" for they remind me of God's constant faithfulness and care for His people. Summer and winter and springtime and harvest! Whatever the season we know that we are in His care.
Summer and winter and springtime and harvest,
Sun, moon and stars in their courses above
Join with all nature in manifold witness
To Thy great faithfulness, mercy and love.
Pardon for sin and a peace that endureth
Thine own dear presence to cheer and to guide;
Strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow,
Blessings all mine, with ten thousand beside!