Lent day 28
This morning after some early rain the sun is shining and it feels like Spring. I figured it was time i did some Spring cleaning, however in my limited capabilities i managed to tidy the lounge, hoover up the cat hairs off the sofa, chair, foot stool and rug and empty the bin and then i was done, but just before i closed the door to stop the cat from decimating my hard work, at least for today, i flopped down on the sofa and looked out the window.
I noticed the sun was creeping out from behind the clouds and there was promise of a good day. If was then i lingered dreamily staring out the window that i realised the tree across from my house, and i live in street without many trees, was coming bursting with white blossom. Somewhere between yesterday and today Spring had finally arrived and was showing it colours.
Some of us will face this day with optimism and lightness, but for some there will be sorrow and grief and heartache. It is unto the latter that i would like to speak today. For i too have known heartache and sorrow the like of which i did not think i would ever recover from and although my time in this life will never be the same i have faith in something better to come. As i sat looking out the window the following verse of scripture came to my mind –
‘ Therefore, I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?
.. Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:
…for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.’ (Matt 6:26, 28, 32)
I say unto those who think that the Spring will never come again for them, have Faith, believe that your Heavenly Father knows you and what you have need of and allow him to send angels into your life to help you and support you. But just for today, go find a tree newly in blossom and sit and pause.