SPRING IS GODíS ANSWER TO MANíS HOPE
††††††††††††††††††††††† William Arthur Ward
As we drag through the last days of Winter, it is easy to sometimes feel as buried as the earth is right
now in snow! Sometimes it just feels as though there is more to do than we can ever accomplish!...
And even when we try our hardest, it seems like itís one step forward and two back!
But in a day or two, this snow that buries the earth is going to start to disappear, and little by little the
days start to get longer and the sunshine brighter! Soon the wild flowers will start to appear, and the
daffodils and tulips!
Then the beautiful flowering trees--Redbud and Dogwood and
Crabapple, and suddenly--
What a wonderful gift from our creator!
He will send Springtime into your soul, too
Winter is perhaps Godís resting or slowing down time not just for the earth, but also for us. It isnít all bad
to take a good look at ourselves and see where we are falling short of our goals....but
There seems to be so much more winter than we need this year!
It seems to me that
Springtime is actually the beginning of the new year!
On January 1st, we make New Yearís Resolutions, and we sort of hope that we can keep them. but come †
Springtime, we ACTUALLY have hope! God shows us what He can do!
He sends us Springtime at the end of the long Winter to make us realize that --
With God all things are possible.
Itís time to dig out!
God will give you the shovel
if you ask!
He wants us to ask!
God is a Companion with us for each today and a traveler with us in every tomorrow. †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† C. Neil Stout