The Promise of Spring
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The Promise of Spring

The snowdrops by the door lift upward, sweet and pure, their delicate bells; and soon in the calm blaze of noon, by lowly window-sills will laugh the daffodils! Celia Thaxter (1836 – 1894)

The snowdrops and crocuses are blooming in my yard. 

The cherry tree is still barren but soon it will have leaves and blossoms will follow.

I look forward to the cherries that will ripen in June. The robins will challenge me for the sweet fruit, but I will have some for pies!

In a time when so many things are uncertain, there is stability in God’s order. The rhythm of the seasons is calming. Hymns that I have sung over the years quiet worried thoughts. The truth of the Bible keeps me steady.

While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night, shall not cease.Genesis 8:22

Happy Spring! What is blooming near you?

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Carol is a follower of Jesus and a wife, mom & grandma. She worked for many years as a childbirth nurse and prenatal educator. She recently retired from clinical work. She has written articles for nursing journals and devotionals. Her novel, Aliisa's Letter, was published in 2010 and she is currently working on another project.

16 Comments on “The Promise of Spring

  1. I love Spring when everything greens up! God sees to it Spring always comes even when it seems late in arriving. I appreciated the scripture you shared – perfect for those of us longing for Spring.

  2. The buds upon the mulberry
    have opened up this week,
    small pink blossoms breaking free
    that they might take a peek
    at the world, for them, quite new
    now that winter’s past.
    I guess that they enjoyed the view,
    for they’re holding fast
    through the winds of early spring
    beneath the scudding clouds so white
    that in their cool fresh wake will bring
    return of the soft warming light
    that will last through summer, into fall
    to help the tree grow broad and tall.

  3. This is a unique and gorgeous take on the word follow. I can imagine those beautiful blooms, but here in the desert it’s the cacti that are in full bloom along with citrus (grapefruit and orange blossoms)!

  4. Carol, I appreciate you sharing this spring message. I love spring in that it reminds me that, like plants and flowers, when we follow Jesus, we are renewed, rebirthed, and made new in him.

  5. I went outside to check on my crocuses almost every day last week. All I wanted was to see one bloom before we went out of town to visit family this week, and the day before we left God answered with a beautiful purple bloom. 😍 I’m sure they’ll all have bloomed and faded by the time we return, but I know other flowers are not too far behind! (FMF#13)

  6. My noticer daughter loves that the Azaela bushes in our yard are blooming. Thank you for sharing the scripture and encouragement. I hope that you have a lovely weekend.

  7. What a comforting observation and post! Thank you for sharing your beautiful thoughts. I love that Scripture. I have a pear tree outside my house. It didn’t do so well last year, but the year before it was overflowing with pears! I am looking forward to what this year’s harvest brings! The cherries look so good. I hope you enjoy this year’s bounty and all the pies it will bring!


    1. Kym, another Bible verse that sticks with me is: and He shall be the stability of your times. Isaiah 33:6 Have a blessed weekend!

  8. It is so exciting to see new life sprouting from the ground! We don’t have anything blooming yet here in NW Pennsylvania. Hopefully, with a few more sunny days, flowers will begin to bloom. Visiting from FMF #8

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