Although the temperatures have dipped into the single digits, the last two nights, and we have snow on the ground, I am thinking of spring!
Winter has been especially cold this year…or at least it seems so to me.
I am watching the geese on our pond, and they do not seem to be worried about anything. When Parker, our Lab, barked at them, earlier, they honked, a little, and moved, even less!
I was overwhelmed with the goodness of God over the winter when a member of my family had surgery and her, terrible pain was alleviated!. I did not have time to feel lonely or forgotten, due to so many members of our church coming to our aid and bringing the most delicious meals and fellowship to us.
I think that winter must be a time to regroup and reassess and renew our life’s journey and be the cartographer of our living map.
You know, really, our life is nothing more than a series of choices, and often is is difficult to discern which bend in the road to follow!
I see so many positive and productive moves being made by our chancellor at SIUC, such as the approval of a nursing program for our school…that will, greatly, benefit our entire region!
The fragility of life…walks arm in arm with the permanence of life!
‘My beloved speaks and says to me:
‘Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away;
for now the winter is past,
the rain is over and gone.
The flowers appear on the earth;
the time of singing has come,
and the voice of the turtle-dove is heard in our land.
The fig tree puts forth its figs,
and the vines are in blossom;
they give forth fragrance.
Arise, my love, my fair one,
and come away.’ Song of Solomon 2:10-13 NRSV
It seems that we must rise and seize the day…and claim the, majestic gift, that we have been given!