Thursday, 21 April 2011

Full swing season

Everything enjoys this season of God's created year. At the Dingle, Bluebells were in flower plus the first Bulbous Buttercup. At the Park pond the Sloe blossom was still beautiful and a Blackcap was singing, while beside the lane a white butterfly when it settled turned out to be a delicate female Orange-Tip (a male was nearby). On the grass, twelve teenagers and a Mistle Thrush all occupied their perfect places in Jesus and His Father's plan for them. Wood Forget-me-nots lined the path up to Ravenscroft Close and a stunning Large Red-tailed Bumble-Bee was beside them. Further along, a Buzzard soared over Offley Wood (presumably from a different pair from the Wheelock birds). It seemed to me there was a great sense of relief everywhere, as the memories of all that snow of last winter melted away. Easter reminds us of the hope that the gift of faith through the the Cross and Resurrection bring. Dark and coldness may not be past in our lives yet, but one day we know they will be.  - George