Spring is unfolding wonders all around. The cherry tree has blossomed and promises abundant cherries.
The lilacs and lily of the valley are in bloom.
A robin has built a nest in our garden shed. While my husband and I recovered from covid, the garden shed was an undisturbed place with shelter. The robin built her nest, balancing it among tools.
Now I have a view of the tiny birds she is nurturing.
New life brings joy.
Last night one of our scripture readings was a psalm of David. The words point to God’s view of human life, from conception.
For you formed my inward parts;
you knitted me together in my mother’s womb.
I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
Wonderful are your works;
my soul knows it very well.
My frame was not hidden from you,
when I was being made in secret,
intricately woven in the depths of the earth.
Even before a word is on my tongue,
behold, O LORD, you know it altogether.
Psalm 139: 13-15, 4
As I read through the Bible, I see that God has provided a road map for living well. God gave the people of Israel commandments to live by and despite their sins, offered grace and mercy. God knows everything about human life, knows everything about me. He sent Jesus to live on earth in human form. I am blest by reading God’s word.