Sometimes winter can seem like it lasts too long. For me, first signs of Spring are so exciting! I welcome them with joy, even though I know winter is still not over.
Then along comes the weather forecast for a few hours of rain. You go to church Sunday morning wearing regular shoes and look outside after worship service thinking boots would have been a better choice.
That beautiful crocus closes up to wait it out for a nicer day.
The daffodils are glad they took their time.
Mr. Robin still manages to find something to eat.
Then the sun comes out, the temperatures warm up again, and the snow becomes just a memory.
The crocus is none the worse for the wear.
She even invites some friends to the celebration!
“This doesn’t mean, of course, that we have only a hope of future joys—we can be full of joy here and now even in our trials and troubles. Taken in the right spirit these very things will give us patient endurance; this in turn will develop a mature character, and a character of this sort produces a steady hope, a hope that will never disappoint us. Already we have some experience of the love of God flooding through our hearts by the Holy Spirit given to us.” Romans 5:3-5 PHILLIPS