Spring is coming! Spring is coming! Of course, for many parts of the country it is a bit too soon to rejoice in the coming of Spring, but here in the central south US we are seeing robins! I love to see the robins show up, because even if there is a nip in the air or a chilly rain, you just know they know something you don't--warmth is coming!
In Spring we see the days begin to lengthen and the sun decide to stick around a bit longer. We have days that are so warm, you are tempted to pack up the turtlenecks and the parkas, and bring out shorts and flip flops. Ah! Can't wait!
I am one of those who need to feel the warmth of the sun on my skin and love to experience the rebirth of the earth. However, after the wintery season we are just now coming out, there have been dire warnings floating around the internet for the first person to complain about the 120 degree weather that is inevitably coming.
Part of the coming of Spring is the holy season of Lent. It is the time of year we reflect and remember, we repent and look toward the resurrection. As we celebrate the rebirth of the earth and the change of seasons, we remember the new life found in the resurrection. Happy Spring!