Friday, April 17, 2009

It's going to be a sunny day

May not seem like much, but just ten days ago, it snowed here in Michigan.  Growing up in Arizona, I did not understand the changing of the seasons.  In my third spring in Michigan, I love the changing of the seasons.  It helps you understand the circle of life.  If you are constantly in one season, you might not get it.  You begin to appreciate the wonderfulness of sunshine.

As I look out my window today, the birds are back.  Robin Redbreast is in my yard.  I see blue jays (they are mean birds) and cardinals and our ducks are back.  Every year at this time, a duck couple comes and eats at our neighbor's bird feeder.  Pretty soon they will bring their babies.  I love it.  The grass is beginning to pop and the trees are beginning to leaf.  It makes you feel wonderful and gives you hope after a long, long winter.  

Sometimes life is the same.  Your life may be in a season of winter and you cannot see the Spring coming.  Just remember, spring always comes, even if it is snowing in April.  God is with us in the winter and the spring and the summer and the fall.  He never leaves us.  If you are in a season of winter, know that spring is just around the corner.  Ask God into your troubles to get clarity and vision about what is going on.  

So, what season are you in today?  Bountiful harvest of fall.  The newness of Spring.  The fullness of summer.  Or are you struggling in the bleakness of winter?  Remember it is just one season.  We have all had different seasons in different times.  Rejoice, your next season is just around the corner.  

God bless you and yours.


Baby Z's Mom said...

I don't think I needed to deal with all that snow to appreciate sunshine. It is the one thing that I just have a hard time living without, almost 365 days of sunshine and the sun not having much heat until June/July. It's only 63 and everyone here in IL is in shorts! Sorry that is still chilly to this AZ baby. I am struggling in my winter, but I am starting to see some light, thanks to great friends(you)and God.

Dawn Cartwright said...

Winter, definitely winter.
Although I do see signs of spring as I was able to schedule four new trainings for the summer.The one yesterday was great despite the fact that the materials we needed to train with will be here next Tuesday. But my spirits are lifting! Love you and miss you!