Do you ever feel like you are viewing life
in black and white...
but you hope that you just might
and see the world in a brand
That's how I felt today. My innermost heart has been groaning for springtime weather to arrive. March felt like a very long month...of cold, frozen mud! My mood began to feel like I was stuck in the mire.
This morning, I awakened to bright sunshine, birds singing and children playing outside my window! I thought...could it possibly be warm enough for the children to be running freely and the birds to be sharing such a happy song?!
For a moment, I imagined that I'd pull back the curtains and see summertime...Perhaps I've been hibernating and unaware; all the doldrums are now gone and in an instant, the air is fresh, warm, and fully alive!
Ahhhh, if only!
But the view outside my window revealed that it's not time yet.
"Now faith is being sure of what we hope for
and certain of what we do not see."
As the sunshine massaged my shoulders during my afternoon stroll, the colors of nature appeared more vivid to me than yesterday! I felt as if God was giving me new eyes to see. Yesterday, everything was brown and gray. Today, the brown tones of the lawns were turning just a bit green, and while the trees are still bare, there was slightly more color all around me. Daffodils are struggling to emerge from beneath the surface, but I saw the tiny sprouts. Soon, a landscape of the vivid colors of nature will be dancing before my eyes. Yes, a full spectrum of color!!!
I thought of the wizard of Oz....the movie begins in black and white....but as Dorothy crosses over into the land of Oz, the brick road becomes a
bright yellow...like streets of gold! She awakens, surrounded by technicolor fields of splendor!
In my little world,
but still feels like March....
as if I'm in a fever induced black and white silent movie slumber.
yet....I feel a burst of color ready to explode onto the scene...
just around the corner!
Until then, one day at a time...
I watch the transformation and I sigh at the promise of a future!
"His purposes will ripen fast, Unfolding every hour, The bud may have a bitter taste, But sweet will be the flower."