“Teach your children to choose the right path, and when they are older, they will remain upon it”.  Proverbs 22:6

The vernal equinox was on March 20th this year.  It seems, though, that spring took her sweet time getting started.

I was in a dreary mood because of the cold and rain and simply wanted to showcase the beauty of my gardens to my daughter who has spent the last three weeks in Michigan (from Florida) with me. Her visit alone has been a beautiful gift, so the cold that permeated my body did not touch my heart.  By the time you read this, she will be back home, content within her life there.

Despite the cold, we walked together on linear paths and through woodlands. Slowly, but most certainly, the May Apples and Trillium peeped through the cold, wet earth and my garden began coming alive.

Walking together became a spiritual event rather than mere physical exercise.  We experienced God’s presence in our world together.  Even in the cold, the flowering trees and blossoms reminded us that God’s kingdom endures and he brings the rain and the sun and the seasons every year–the circle of life.

“Rejoice, you people of Jerusalem!  Rejoice in the Lord our God!  For the rain he sends demonstrates his faithfulness.”  Joel 2:23

What a majestic world he gave us.

Prayer: Thank you Holy One, for today. Thank you for loved ones who share the splendor of your creation.  Just as you brought Jesus back to life, you bring rains and the flowers each year and we feel a sense of renewal.  Thank you for your enduring faithfulness. Your blessings are abundant and all we need.  Amen

Sue Healy