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.


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

15 comments:

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

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  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

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  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!

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

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  5. Beautiful post. Thank you for the encouragement.

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

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

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  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.

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  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!

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

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  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 :)

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

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  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

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

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  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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