The Sunday Message

Look, winter is past, the rains have come and gone. The flowers are blooming in the fields. It’s time to sing! Listen, the doves have returned.Song of Solomon 2:11-12 (ERV)

My calendar lists Monday, March 20, as this thing called “Spring Equinox.”

Why do we have to be so “technical?” It’s the first day of spring! Whoop, whoop!

I searched Google for “Spring Equinox” and found that “Spring Equinox 2017 in Northern Hemisphere will be at 4:28 AM on Monday, March 20, 2017.” I also found that there are two equinoxes every year – in March and September – when the Sun shines directly on the equator and the length of night and day are nearly equal.

Now I feel really bad about not listening to my science teachers.

All I know is that it’s getting warmer outside and I like it.

As a child, I loved in spring when it was warm enough to leave my jacket at home when I rode the bus to school. I loved getting ready for baseball season and to see the trees and grass turn green. I enjoyed looking for mushrooms in the Midwest in late spring and being out in the woods with my dogs. I loved a good spring rain. Spring smelled new. It was like starting over!

Since I am older, spring does not mean those things anymore. There are adult things to think of and worry about.

I hope and pray that you can take some time this spring to stop and enjoy God’s wonderful work. Maybe we can be a child again just for a few minutes!

Oh, Spring! I want to go out and feel you and get inspiration. My old things seem dead. I want fresh contacts, more vital searching. – Emily Carr