Usually, Spring is not considered the “crisp” season. That title belongs to Fall, but recently, while taking an early morning walk, “crisp” seemed to fit. It had been raining hard for the past two days so I was excited to get outside. As I bundled up in a warm jacket and even fastened my hood, I thought about the brisk air. Taking a deep breath, I thought how clean the air felt.
On that early morning hike, I met a neighbor walking his dog. Through his white beard he smiled brightly and exclaimed, “Good morning! Don’t you just love this weather?!”
Smiling back, I stated, “It’s the best- so crisp and clean!”
“Yes! That’s it! It’s clean! I hadn’t thought of that but, yes, clean is the word,” he cheerfully responded.
All the way home, I thanked God for His gift of the Spring season and chance encounters that filled you with smiles washing away the sadness in our lives. Spring showers cleanse the earth so why can’t those showers cleanse our lives? Our showers are the hope that we can bloom again just as the daffodils blossom into their bright, fresh yellow attire after the rain. As author Sarah Ban Breathnach said, “Expect to have hope rekindled. Expect your prayers to be answered in wondrous ways. The dry seasons in life do not last. The spring rains will come again.”