Tuesday, March 22, 2011



One of my favorite quotes is by Mark Twain and is as follows

"It's spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you've got it, you want - oh, you don't quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so! "

Isn't that the truth? Your heart fairly burts with joy, and you're not quite sure why...Everything is new, it seems. The air is intoxicating. The delicious rays of a Spring sun upon bare skin warms the soul.

For a time, life is good. Though our problems threaten like the proverbial April showers, for a time, things are right. A reckless enthusiasm and an intense contentment invade the soul, making one forget the sorrows of winter.

 It seems God is playing with His creation.Painting magical sunsets simply to see our reaction. He splashes  yet another color upon the canvas of nature and takes our breath away. Our God is a creative, beautiful, romantic God. He is far bigger than the methodical, sterile, robotic Being we try to shove into a box. After all, if we understand and contain Him, we have it all under control...no pain, no fear, no change. Yet our God has a passionate, unyielding love for His creation that goes far beyond our finite minds.

Spring, to me, is a glimpse into the heart of God. He desires to make all things new. He delights in romance. He enjoys beauty and love. We, created in His image, do the same. Though tainted with sin, we are still made in His image. We love the things he loves. He is a just God, we thirst for  justice. He rojoices in truth, we are liberated when we are honest. His heart is a lover for His bride, and our hearts thrill at romance.

Spring. Come with your beauty and leave us breathless; forever in awe of the Great Artist.

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