Scripture for Today: Song of Songs 21:11-12 “See! The winter is past; the rains are over and gone. Flowers appear on the earth; the season of singing has come, the cooing of doves is heard in our land.”
Happy first day of Spring! I would love to celebrate the advent of this season with this stunning flower. However, this elegant plant is more often found in South America, Panama, Costa Rica and Trinidad. The orchid has several names including Flying Egret, Holy Ghost or Dove orchid. This beautiful white flower does look very much like a dove in flight with its fringed petals.
Today’s verse celebrates the exit of winter and the entrance of Spring. The winter rains are finished and the brown drab earth erupts in lovely flowers. Moods change and singing is heard as well as the cooing of doves. Spring is a time of new beginnings, new growth and hope! God shows His kindness to all men by sending rain, crops in their seasons, plenty of food and joy to our hearts (Acts 14:16-17). To believers and scoffers alike, He is faithful in doing this as a testimony to who He is.
It would never even occur to me to doubt the coming of Spring, or the sun rising and setting, or the gravitational pull on our earth. These are all things I tend to take for granted. But that does not make them any less miraculous! In recognizing His creative hand I can “join with all nature in manifold witness to Thy great faithfulness, mercy and love.” He allows me to see His invisible qualities through what He has created (Rom.1:20). My enjoyment of the seasonal changes is heightened when I realize the Source! Rather than attributing nature to impersonal science, I can respond in praise to my Maker!
Thank you Lord for Spring!