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