Thursday, March 18, 2010

Isn't God Grand

Today I decided to do a little yard work. Very little. Anyway as I got outside and was mowing down some high patches in the yard I noticed my Redbud Tree had little purple buds all over it. I was so excited! I love my Redbud tree. The kids got it for me a long time ago for Mothers Day. I dont remember what year but I know they were pretty little. Even though it did grow a little crooked I still love it and was pumped that it had the buds all over it. Then I moved on to the front yard, mowing down patches of fresh thick clover! Ahhh Spring. Then I noticed my Japanese Maple that the kids got me last year for Mothers Day! Here is a picture of that lovely day! Anyway, I have been just a little nervous since Winter set in and this tree lost all it's leaves. Of course I know that is Natures Way. Maybe I havent mentioned it on my blog before but I really dont have a green thumb. As a matter of fact its probably on more of the blackish end of the color wheel. So today when I looked at my Japanese Maple and saw the tiny buds I was sooooo happy! I think it SURVIVED! Woo Hoo! Spring is GREAT! After seeing the buds on two trees I opened up my eyes and saw fresh greenery on my rose bush, (cant wait for those blooms.) I saw new growth on the Green Olive Bush, (Cant wait for that fragrance!). I also saw not one but TWO butterflys! Wow

Spring time is awesome. I LOVE Spring Break. I love being off of course. But it is great to see new life bursting forth everywhere. Its like a peek at the hope of things to come. A sign that things, even dry dead looking things are about to become new!


So as I think of Spring, I think of things that may look dry and dead around me, and I know GOD IS GRAND! He can make ALL THINGS new. (2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new) Also Revelations 21:5 "I make everything new" Man, thats exciting. Just as exciting as seeing new buds on my trees. Even moreso!


Avery's Mommy said...

Nice post. I can't believe that redbud tree FINALLY has red buds! Love love love Spring. Even better when you have a toddler and there is hope that she'll be all better soon!

Nisha said...

Just came across your blog. I like it alot! You should check out mine. I could use a bit of encouragement!

brtty stella said...

Love your "spring" posting! Yes. after such a COLD and long winter it is so welcome and does remind us of God's goodness and blessings!