Saturday, April 28, 2012

Spring's Promise

To everything there is a season.

~ Ecclesiastes 3:1 ~

The coming of spring is the time of year when the earth calls to me. I pull on a pair of gardening gloves, collect my spade and trowel from the shed and set out to prepare my flowerbeds for a fresh season of growth.

It isn’t easy. Removing winter’s abuse is a grueling job. But to feel the cool, clean soil in my hands once again, to smell its rich aroma, to plant something in the barren earth brings with it a deep satisfaction that only gardeners understand.

Turning winter into spring, cold into warmth and barrenness into beauty is a testament to the awesome power of God. It is evidence that winter is but a season. It, too, will pass.

Are you in a winter season? Take heart. There will come a day when the cold winds will cease, the snow will melt, and the world will burst forth into a magnificent and glorious spring. The best part is nothing can stop it.


This post is part of the series, Think on these Things.


  1. A very encouraging post, Dayle. I love Spring when God's beauty surrounds us. Wishing you a blessed week.

  2. Dayle, What a wonderful, uplifting post. I agree...if we can just hang on and move forward the sunshine will come back into our lives even afer a long period of darkness and turmoil. xo Diana

  3. This reminds me of another scripture I love:

    Gen_8:22 While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.

    That is an all-encompassing promise, and I cling to it.

    Thanks for visiting!

  4. I love te thought that spring will come...NOTHING can stop it. Thanks for the encouraging post

  5. Beautiful post. Thank you for the encouragement.

  6. Yes spring will come and it looks like your are ready for it.

  7. I too find much comfort in that promise as I really, really don't care for cold weather!

  8. Amen. Amen. Amen.
    I taught a retreat not long ago jumping off from that well loved old passage. I needed the reminder that a season is a set period of time, with a beginning AND and ending.

  9. So nice to read your positive outlook on the result of 'Removing winter’s abuse is a grueling job'. My dirty fingernails and sore knees must remember the beauty that results :) It does make my heart sing as I read your words and see spring unfold. It does come, doesn't it. Nothing can stop it. Currently we are not in a winter place but just couple of years ago it was winter for a long time. That winter is past.

    Thanks a bunch for sharing your heart-lifting, encouraging post on Think on These Things!

  10. Beautifully said! I'm hoping to shop for peonies this week and can't wait to get them in the ground!

  11. Dear Dayle, I have took a tour around your blog. It is so inspiring! I enjoyed your posts about joy, family, writting, everyday life. Thank you :)

  12. Loved the analogy, Dayle. I love spring, too! Susan

  13. Hi Dayle,
    the promise of spring is always wonderful, in nature and in our lives. God is good.
    Have a lovely week. I look forward to seeing your garden.
    God Bless
    Barb from Australia

  14. I have a friend who needs to read this message. I will pass it on. Thanks you!

  15. A glorious Spring...what a marvelous thing that will be! Winter is lingering in my life...but I see signs of Spring peeking up ahead. Thank you so much for the encouragement.

    "The best part is nothing can stop it."
    I love this line! What an awesome truth!


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