Every Spring I am in total awe of the new life sparked by its onset. Sleeping plants and animals emerge to remind us that the world isn't dead after all, bringing with them the hope that life will indeed continue for a time. As the brown barren earth gives way to Spring flowers and patches of green grass, my heart yawns and stretches with nature, and I am overjoyed that everything looks bright again, especially after a bleak winter and endless gray skies.
It's easiest to be in love with creation in the Spring. Winter is so cold and though it has its perks like the beauty of freshly-fallen snow and the stillness of nature, it's hard to work past the chill in my bones and the feelings of darkness that creep in every year. I often wonder why so many people have a difficult time during Winter and feel so much more alive once the Spring hits; as though our bodies depend on the warm sunshine to feel content, to thrive. Humans are such interesting beings! God created us in His image, giving us a soul which nothing else in creation has, and calling us His children. He gave us this world to take care of, to enjoy. No matter what the season.