Song of Solomon 2:11-12 (ESV)
for behold, the winter is past; the rain is over and gone. The flowers appear on the earth, the time of singing has come, and the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land.
Today was another cold, snow filled day. I am definitely suffering from SAD (seasonal adjustment disorder)! I think I can speak for most in the US; we are ready to kill the groundhog!
I decided to work from home and found myself perched in a too low chair with a lap-bound computer trying to wrangle some too large spreadsheets on a too small screen. Dealing with the vagaries of a pivot chart, I got frustrated and absconded from my work to grab tea in the kitchen.
Then I saw it. The stream of sun bouncing into my front window – the whole room awash in yellow and gold as the warm bright rays illuminated a wooden bowl of lemons and oranges. Next to it sat my still fresh birthday flowers. They turned their faces up to the welcome brightness and seemed to smile at me. The scene filled me with joy and my gloomy and perturbed mood passed quickly.
I share this with your for two reasons. To thank God for His preview to Spring and to remind myself (and you) to stop and spy the little things…like sunny flowers winking your way. These are God’s good gifts to you and me and I am sure, His way of cajoling us out of the winter doldrums. It may also save the groundhog from my frustrated clutches! Lol. 😉
Even now, Spring come quickly!