Can I go ahead and say it ?
SPRING IS HERE!
(good thing I dont believe in jinx's)
We moved the clock forward. We lost an hour of sleep. and by golly was it worth it!
This morning I woke up to sunshine. AHHH Vitamin D, fill my life with your goodness.
And the text from one of my dearest friends that she had her baby!
Today, I just want to celebrate that!
The fact that Spring is HERE.
Snow is melting,
Goodness is coming.
And NEW LIFE has arrived!
Just like how I spoke about in a recent blog post on persevering through winter so that your little ones learn the character trait of perseverance...
I think rejoicing is all the same.
Something that we teach our little ones through our own actions & words.
"Rejoice in the Lord Always, I will say it again Rejoice!" Phil 4:3
(that may or may not be tattoo'd on my arm ;))
Let's show our little ones this week through our actions, our love , and our words what it means to rejoice! No matter if that is hard or easy for you right now, I encourage you to find at least one positive to rejoice in!
I know for our family, we have been going through a tough time lately.. and all I can say, is the LAST thing I have wanted to do was rejoice. Complain, be angry, and self loathe sounds more appropriate for our circumstances at the moment...
BUT I honestly, though, think that spring couldn't have come at a better time. I was just about done with the grey skies & the 100 snow storms.
But it came, like it always does.
And Lord knows my soul is rejoicing.. in the simple fact of NEW LIFE, newness, goodness.
"Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the LORD forever." Psalm 23:6
If not in our circumstances, I am rejoicing that there is sunshine, warmth on my face... and the promise of a new day.