"Beautiful Springtime!" 4-13-2019
"For the beauty of the earth, For the glory of the skies, For the love which from our birth Over and around us lies: Lord of all, to Thee we raise This our hymn of grateful praise." (Folliott S. Pierpoint 1835-1917).
Yes, the earth we inhabit has come alive with the Springtime! Where I live in South Carolina, the flowering redbud and fruit trees, Azealia and forsythia bushes have never seemed so glorious! All of nature has become like a technicolor painting. I understand due to the winter rains in California, their wild flowers have bloomed profusely. Like a colorful carpet on the ground.
When I look at the beauty of our earth in Spring, it makes me glad to yearn for the glory of heaven in the future. It must be fantastic way up there!
Our Mother used to tend her flower garden faithfully and tenderly each Summer. Later, she worked in a florist shop, where the vibrant colors and pleasant scents of various flowers permeated the air around her. Our Easter corsages we wore to church competed with the white lilies on the altar in honor of loved family members who had passed away. April is the month that both of our maternal grandparents died. But because of the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ, I look forward to seeing them again in the glories of heaven. Hope to see all of you there, also!
Love In His Grace, Anne S. Grace Gift of Grace Ministries firstname.lastname@example.org
"For by grace you have been saved...it is the gift of God" (Ephesians 2:8).