I Give You Spring
"For, lo, the Winter is past, the rain is over and gone, the flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of the birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land."
-Song Of Solomon 2:11
Look to your left and to your right. What do you see? A gray sky stenciled with blackened trees? My people, do not be disheartened by the cold snap of Winter. My creation needs this period of rest while I set the stage for new life throughout my planet.
Observe the earth as she awakens from her dormant sleep. The curtains part, and Behold! It is the beginning of a new day.
I take the sun in My hands and marble it with colors of salmon and blush. I splatter it against the gray-black sky. The silence of dawn is broken by the warble of a homecoming robin.
Listen to the sound of approaching geese. Do you not hear the peepers on a distant meadow pond and the rat-a-tat-tat of the redheaded woodpecker?
Earth's foliage has sprung out like Aaron's rod. Plants, trees and bushes are bringing forth buds and yielding blossoms.
Step into a land flowing with maple sap and babbling brooks. Enjoy the scent of the white waxen lily, lavender hyacinth and crimson tulip. Savor the sweet air as I perfume velvet-green hills with indigo forget-me-nots and paraffin-yellow buttercups. Inhale the essence of the golden dandelion and dark-green spearmint leaf. Relish the scent of mauve crabapple trees that attract the tiny green metallic hummingbird and the sleek bumble bee.
Who can match the dapper striped jack-in-the-pulpit or the grackle that I clothe in an irridescent black silk jacket? I dip the olive finch in gold. I paint the tanager a bright scarlet and I give you the song of the tangerine oriole.
I penetrate all nature with a Technicolor masterpiece for your pleasure.
I not only give you Spring as My season of hope, I have wonderful news: Those of you who do not know Me, I offer you the gift of eternal life and deliverance from your sins which I nailed to the cross. Come unto Me all of you who are heavy laden and I will give you rest. Invite Me into your heart as your personal Lord and Savior and I will forever abide with you and in you.
Like the colors of Spring, My gift of salvation is free.
When you accept Me, you become like Spring, for you are a new person. You are reborn.
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