In the ancient calendars, the beginning of May ushered in the 'Season of Growth', and in the middle ages was marked by May Day celebrations across Britain, some of which are enjoying a revival in the twenty first century.
This season is the time of lush hedgerows and burgeoning woodland, when the air is filled with the music of the natural world. This is the time of energy & strength, the time when life overflows. How sad though, to be celebrating abundant life, and not worship the One who is the source of it all!
Perhaps there is little evidence of this joyous season, just yet, as we experience unseasonal temperatures in the UK, along with cold winds and yet more rain (not to mention hail & snow).
But it will come. A few sunny days and the 'desert will blossom like a rose', so to speak.
Perhaps we can take this time to get ready, maybe set some seasonal aspirations: consider how we can walk with God, & keep in step with His creation in this quarter of the year.
Explore some seasonal cooking
Set a seasonal table
Sing, dance, play, make music!
Get active: run, walk, swim, cycle
Record your surroundings: write, paint, take photos
Spend time outdoors...
We hear the voice of the Lord calling us to meet Him in His creation, to see His glory, and be filled again with His life....
Flowers appear on the earth; the season of singing has come,
the cooing of doves is heard in our land.
The fig tree forms its early fruit;
the blossoming vines spread their fragrance.
Arise, come, my darling; my beautiful one, come with me."
[Song of Songs 2:11-13]
Let's take time to respond to HIm!
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