Expectant Prayers ®

Jennifer Jo Weiss

Spring Makes Us Come Alive!

"You heavens above, rain down righteousness;

let the clouds shower it down.

 Let the earth open wide,

       let salvation SPRING up,

       let righteousness grow with it;

       I, the LORD, have created it."

 Isaiah 45:8 (NIV)

Spring.  Even the word seems lively.

The time has changed, the seasons are changing... and hearts feel lighter. 

Looking toward the calendar this morning, I realized that we are only a little more than a week away from Easter!  Can you believe it? Easter?  I think everyone seems more "alive" when the dark, dreary, and cold winter has past.

This week, we noticed that the robins are returning.  Their merry songs twitter through the air as they build their nests.  The weather pendulum is swinging more toward warm and less toward "cold", until we reach balance.     Thank the Lord today for SPRING!

Easter Reflections

With OUR EYES we see
The beauty of Easter
As the earth awakens once more...

With OUR EARS we hear
The birds sing sweetly
To tell us Spring again is here…

With OUR HANDS we pick
The golden daffodils
And the fragrant hyacinths...

But only with OUR HEARTS
Can we feel the MIRACLE of GOD'S LOVE
Which redeems all men...

And only with OUR SOUL
Can we make our 'pilgrimage to God'
And inherit His Easter Gift of ETERNAL LIFE.

-Helen Steiner Rice

If Spring had a song, it would sound like this:

(Copy and Paste to your browser.  Requires Flash.  Click on "Hear the Music")

Blessings, friends!

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