The days are lengthening and despite the rain, snow and hail, followed by double digit temperatures, we are heading towards spring! This photograph was taken last year as spring took hold. There is a real sense of optimism as the leaves raise themselves to the light. a palpable pulse of renewed energy.
But I’m jumping ahead a little! The leaves are not quite ready to burst forth as I write this, but the snow drops and daffodils are moving from darkness into the light. The waiting time is becoming transforming time. This is reflected in our own lives over hours, days, months and years. Times of waiting, growth, flowering, bearing fruit. Our lives are woven into the fabric of creation.
Sometimes we just need to ‘give ourselves a break’, allowing our seeing, hearing and sensing to guide our moments, Here are some words of Jesus, recorded by St. Luke, in his Gospel; ‘Consider how the lilies grow. They don’t work or spin yarn, but I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendour was clothed like one of them.’
Take a moment to reflect on these words of Jesus. In the waiting time that you give yourself, hear the voice of the Creator, which comes to you in its uniqueness. Enjoy the suprise!