Sunday, April 13, 2008

A Celebration of Spring

Behold, I make all things new. (Revelation 21:5)
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! (2 Corinthians 5:17)

I love how the Lord uses even the seasons to remind us of His promises. I love that we celebrate Easter and the resurrection of Christ in Spring time. All around me His promise and His love are Alive. Glory be to God- He is Alive! I am filled to over flowing with the joy of Jesus' love for me. I am in awe of how through out my life He has pursued me, because of His love for me. Even when I disappoint and fail Him, He gently woos me back to His heart. Spring reminds me of a love song that engages all of our senses. For the first time in my life, I feel like I am able to slow down enough to enjoy the small wonders that make up the season. That is my challenge to you this week.
- Open your window in the early morning, and let the cool breeze sweep over you.
- Walk barefoot through the grass, and get your feet wet in the morning dew.
- Stop and smell the flowers.
- Listen for the birds, frogs or bumble bees.
- Put out some grain or seeds for the squirrels and birds.
- Plant flowers this year that will attract butterflies.
- Find a near by duck pond and go for a quiet walk and feed the ducks.
Stop! If only for a moment and take it all in. Praise His name for the Lord is good and His blessings are many!


Denise said...

Beautiful pictures sweetie, I love spring.

Marsha said...

Beautiful post, Tiffany! And the pictures are exquisite! Do you take them?
Taking a walk with a child is another eye opener. My 5 year old granddaughter stops and examines every different flower, every rock that catches her fancy. And then the big blessing was watching her run through our meadow trying to catch butterflies with her butterfly net! Oh what a worshipful walk that was!

luvmy4sons said...

Awesome post. What a blessing. Loved the pictures and the application!

Christy said...

I love the pictures, I am going to show LG in the mornign :)

Tiffany said...

Thanks for sharing this blessing w/ me. It was just a little "warm fuzzy" I wanted to share with everyone to brighten the day! I didn't take the pictures myself..(oh how I wish,) but I did spend a little time everyday over the last week putting it together from google. I had to have it just perfect (well to me anyway) before I was ready to post it. It let me tap into the "teacher" side of me. I used to spend hours and I mean hours putting together my lesson plans, b/c I had to have just the right songs, stories, finger plays, art activities, and so on. I wanted everything to be beautiful and engaging and most of all fun. So, I guess you could say I let the performance side of me affect the teacher side of me, which in turn now affects the mommy side of me. It's all good! Thanks for sharing!

Sharon Brumfield said...

Amen girl!
Enjoying the Spring and what it stands for.
Glad that there is renewal going on in the earth and in your soul!

kmom3 said...

Such gorgeous pictures of His creation!
We have been outside today enjoying the beauty! Oh, how I love Spring!!!
K :)

Anonymous said...

lovely, sweetie!! and very encouraging. thanks for reminding me how HE pursues me always and uses His creation as one way to do it. love you-

Alana said...

My husband teaches college and this week, the little one and I went to meet him for lunch. Afterwards we were able to take a walk around campus and just enjoy the beautiful spring day. What a joy!