“In the bulb there is a flower; in the seed, an apple tree;
in cocoons, a hidden promise: butterflies will soon be free!
In the cold and snow of winter there’s a spring that waits to be,
unrevealed until its season, something God alone can see.”

~From “Hymn of Promise” by Natalie Sleeth

Spring has sprung! 

Monday marked the spring equinox in the Northern Hempisphere.  So spring is officially here.  A quick Wikipedia search of “Spring” yields the helpful explanation that spring and springtime “refer to the season, and also to ideas of rebirth, rejuvenation, renewal, resurrection and regrowth.”* 

The start of spring always makes me think of the hymn “Hymn of Promise” or as it’s probably better known (for the first line), “In the bulb there is a flower.” 

That’s the beauty of spring, after all. 
This time of rebirth and rejuvenation. 
This time of regrowth and resurrection. 

The realization that in the winter there’s a spring that waits to be. 
And that God can see the potential in us for growth, for rebirth and even for resurrection.  

Pastor Lauren

*”Spring (season)” on Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spring_(season)
Photo by Marc Schulte on Unsplash

Thursday Thoughts 3/23/23