I’ve mentioned in previous posts how ready I am for the spring season to arrive and take this bitter, harsh winter away for good. With temperatures creeping up near fifty over the past week, in addition to sunshine, blue skies, and the sight of grass, I am even more anxious for this fresh, new season to get here.
Although I find something to love about every season, I especially adore springtime. Spring brings beauty, hope, life, and light back to the earth. It signifies that everything is being made new and that joy comes from persevering through hard seasons. Spring creates excitement for the adventures and weather to come in the following months. And for those of us in the faith, spring brings Easter – the promise of beauty for ashes, gladness for mourning, praise for despair (Isaiah 61:3) fulfilled – a God who is alive, the hope of glory, abundant and eternal life for us all.
I’ve taken down the winter décor and have peppered my house with various spring accessories, including candles, flowers, and trinkets I put out for such a time as this. As the days of winter wind down, my bones are aching to get outside for long periods of time. I look forward to running down the dirt roads, dodging mud-puddles along the way; grilling steaks out on the grill and getting my deck ready to enjoy reading, writing, and entertaining in the open air; cleaning up the yard and having bonfires using wood from all the trees that fell during the ice storm; opening the windows and letting the fresh air drift through each room of the house; and beginning another season up north at our lakeside retreat.
Yes, these are things I’m dreaming of when it comes to spring. My heart is full of happiness and gratitude over the fact that the new season will be here in only four days; I am thrilled for what awaits!
What things are you looking forward to this spring? What excites you about this change in season?
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