SPRING BECOMES RESURRECTION
It has been a long and cold winter this year with lots of wind. The moisture has been great and is well received by all. However, now is the time for spring warmth and the promise of renewal that comes with flowers and plants pushing forth to announce spring. Grass greens up and trees blossom forth with new leaves of spring and summer promise.
Along with this our human spirits begin to soar and blossom with energy and expectation of warm days and activities that get us out of the house and breathing the clean air of release. Plans are made for picnics and graduations and weddings and vacations. Beaches come to mind and mountain hiking and camping trips. Golf and fishing opportunities are scheduled on the calendar and day planner. For those who have had a hard winter of illness of tragedy, spring can become fresh air and opportunities of change and refreshment.
RESURRECTION TO PENTECOST
Do you have any wild hopes,
Or tame ones for that matter?
The possibility of acorns becoming towering oaks,
Or caterpillars blossoming into butterflies,
Or that dawn will chase away midnight fears?
That all creation will learn the dance of joy,
And all humanity might taste the wine of peace,
And that our loving God will become transparent
“Recast the earth, O Lord,
And move our heart with wild hopes”
Robert F. Morneau
Pastor Duane Vaughn