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First Day of Spring

New life emerges

I woke up this morning and felt the need to go and just sit outside. As I was sitting on my patio with my cup of tea, my fuzzy slippers, and my warmest bathrobe, I realized that tomorrow will be the first day of Spring. Spring is that time when everything that has been bubbling just below the earth’s surface begins to break free. This morning I feel that call in a very profound way. I am ready to do the hard work before me – to cultivate, clear out the weeds, water, and nourish the possibilities that are beginning to grow.

I am reminded of Ecclesiastes 3:2: “there is a time to plant, and a time to uproot; a time to bring to birth, and a time to let die.” We know that life changes constantly. New life emerges triumphantly with no fear. I can’t help but wonder: is it merely coincidence that the resurrected Jesus chose to appear first to a woman – Mary Magdalene – as she was working her way through a garden? What needs to be cultivated in my life?

How might I be able to best greet this new spring awakening?


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