I was sitting on my terrace reading MP this morning, looking at the Washington Inlet and Haines Point and noticing all the trees have budded over this past weekend. There is new birth on each of those millions of tiny branches: various reds and ochres and greens just sprouting from the tips of those branches. The Cherry Blossoms are about a week away.
What a gift we are all given to be in the last week of Lent, before we walk Holy Week together, and to have this New Spring once again budding and blooming all around us. Knowledge of and faith in God's abiding life for us is represented in this re-growth as many of us struggle through this Season of Lent. This New Spring, as we are ending this Season of Lent, we are reminded in tangible ways by the world around us of God's love for us, of God's presence all around us, and of God's presence with us, always.
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