Damp Yellow Day

It’s a damp yellow day. Renewed life clings to my skin when I step outdoors. The moist breath of earth and of sky join as one, and the creatures caught in the embrace sing in celebration.

I can’t count the birds any more than I can count birdsong. Excess cannot be enumerated. I will not iterate utter joy, but I will dance freely with this unmeasured music. The squirrels and chipmunks dance also, darting in and out of burrows and nests, happy for the release from winter’s bondage. Bold and delicate greens stand side by side, leaves outstretching to receive more of the life-heavy air. Everywhere is activity: hopping, scolding, chasing, feeding, climbing, flying, courting.

“I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly” (John 10:10). Thank you, Lord, for the eternal promise that Spring brings to mind. May we rejoice in You as Your creation rejoices in Spring. Thank you for the abundance and excess of new life in this season. Help us to walk in newness of life with You, and to live without fear of need or loss, sure of Your provision and plenty.

Amen.

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