|Posted by M. Darlene Carson on April 7, 2018 at 11:15 PM|
Where's Spring? The weather has been unpredictable and uncertain and definitely not what one would expect as evidence that Spring is actually here. I could accept April showers, they bring May flowers, right? But rain? Flooding? Tuesday - a tornado touched down in Grove City and then last night as I left to go home from my appointment, it began to show heavily. What the what?
The dramatic weather swings perplexed me and although forecasters say it's normal for the change from winter to Spring to be this volatile, growing up I have fond nostalgia of Spring showing up on the first day of SPRING!
This morning when I woke up, I was eager to see the sunshine! I opened the venetians in my bathroom window to welcome those bright rays of light and although they only offered a limited degree of warmth, I noticed the green budding branches reaching for the sky and the promise of Spring. There was hope in the buds that preserved them to survive the harshness of the reality and wait for their change to come.
In this Godly nudge, I reallized that our lives can be much like the weather. With no warning storms roll in fast - with a brief conversation, a diagnosis, an accident, or life-altering occurrence, and it can leave us swirling, trying our souls and disturbing our peace.
But in the midst of changing seasons, we have assurance that when our season is interrupted by unseasonal elements, we can set our face towards the Son and with confidence and patience expect the blessing that comes when our season finally arrives.