One late afternoon, as I was walking to PAK’nSAVE, a warehouse grocery 550 metres away from where we’re staying in Timaru, I couldn’t help but wonder when the winter’s cold would diminish.
As I approached the mall’s doors, I read a poster that seemed to greet all entrants cheerfully. It reads, “Spring is on the way”.
Wow, the statement had a soothing effect on me. Winter is finally ending, and what a joy to know that spring is coming.
Yeah, it’s a relief to know that seasons come and go. Life becomes exciting knowing and anticipating what the new season will bring.
New Zealand’s climate calendar declares September 1 as the start of spring, but her meteorology calendar says spring begins 19/20 September 2012.
Whatever date spring would come, it comforts me to know that it is coming.
Don’t miss the absolute “Blossom of Spring.”
Spring brings out the full beauty of nature wherever we are. Tree branches that became bare in winter have now shown green shoots.
For as the soil makes the sprout come upIsaiah 61:11
and a garden causes seeds to grow,
so the Sovereign Lord will make righteousness
and praise spring up before all nations.
I saw the tulips in the flower box had sprung their green blades. Soon, we will be surrounded by different flowers, their bright colours bursting magnificently.
I’m sure people would flock again to behold the blooming roses of Parnell, Auckland and Caroline Bay Park, Timaru.
Of course, the blossoms of Taranaki, Hamilton, the ‘garden city of Christchurch and many other city festivals make spring the most anticipated season in New Zealand.
As people in New Zealand prepare for their spring break itinerary, may they not forget that spring’s absolute and eternal bloom is our Saviour and Lord Jesus Christ.
He is our hope that never fades despite the changing seasons.
The harshness of the seasons of life may befall us, but let our faith in Jesus carry us through because, to those who believe, spring is always on the way.
NOTE: Karl Hipolito owns all photographs used in this post. Thank you very much, Karl, for allowing me to use your “Spring – New Zealand” photos.