To Rejoice

If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you, if the simple things of nature have a message that you understand, rejoice, for your soul is alive.
Eleonora Duse




(geranium, pansies, columbine, dogwood –all in and around Julie’s yard / 2014)

Spring is the seasonal reminder that the Earth does indeed rejoice.
For behold, the joy of renewal, of birth and of hope is set before all living creatures.
We are invited to rejoice, along with the Earth. . .

However, if we dare to never move forward, we cannot join in. . .

To never step foot out of doors. . .
To never venture forth from work or home. . .
To never wander idly through wood or by shore. . .
To never trek up mountain or ford river or stream . . .
We rob ourselves of the precious opportunity to marvel and glory in Nature’s season of Rejoicing.

Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion!
Shout in triumph, O daughter of Jerusalem!
Behold, your king is coming to you;
He is just and endowed with salvation,
Humble, and mounted on a donkey,
Even on a colt, the foal of a donkey.

Zechariah 9:9 NASB