The Lord has once again refreshed this part of the world. The cold weather has cleared and signs of spring sprouting up in shades of yellow, green, pinks and purples. It didn't happen because of anything we have done. The Lord has chosen the beauty of spring to remind me that He is near and desires us to admire His creation. For it is the purpose of creation to bring glory to the Father.
Grandma's house had a shaded back porch and a lovingly kept backyard to feast your eyes on. In the spring of 2004, we sat on the porch and enjoy the company of one another and the delightful play of my 6 year old. Grandma share how spring was her favorite time of year. Each spring. A grand display of God's handiwork all around. She may be the only one that knew the proper trimming of a backyard garden. Her forsythia was the most beautiful in the entire town! All, she said, because the proper trimming is important! Over the years she spent many hours in the garden that, even in her final spring continued to bring her delight. Always giving God the glory for the beauty!
That spring she gazed around telling me as much as she could to teach me more. During one special day, she spoke of how she would miss spring. "I think this is my last spring" Imagine my delight when we sat on the porch the spring of 2005!! That spring, she was not as able to go out and about as she liked, becoming tired easily and requiring more rest. She was 89. I took lots of pictures of the flowers sprouting and growing. Now they serve as a pleasant reminder of a great lady, that loved Jesus, quietly.
I am so thankful to God, for allowing me to be loved by her! More importantly, forgiven and renewed by Jesus!