Spring and Renewal by Pamela Savage

Springfield of Joy

Springfield of Joy

How glorious is the renewal of spring.  Everything that was sleeping, colorless and dormant bursts forth with life, color, newness and radiance.

The Oxford American Dictionary and Thesaurus defines renewal as, “revive; regenerate; make new again; recover one’s youth and strength.”

Animals, plants and man express new vitality and strength associated with the arrival of spring.   This sense of renewal is not only exhibited in form, beauty and color, it produces an entirely different mindset, a different way of seeing things.

We find this verse from Psalms, “Thou [God] renewest the face of the earth.”  And Mary Baker Eddy, a spiritual thinker and inspirational author reiterates the verse with this statement from her book, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures: “Creation is ever appearing, and must ever continue to appear from the nature of its inexhaustible source” and “…the days and seasons of Mind’s creation in which beauty, sublimity, purity and holiness-yea, the divine nature-appear in man and the universe never to disappear.” p. 507 and 509.

So, we see this renewal includes all of creation.

We expect spring to bring newness of life.  We expect this renewal to be manifested in sunshine, warmth, joy and new possibilities-new opportunities, new and better choices.

The newness of life invigorates each of us it washes over us with thoughts of vitality and good health and strength.  It leads us to express good health by participating in outdoor activities such as:  walking, running, bike riding, picnicking or by sitting in the park basking in the warmth of the sun appreciating the beauty and grandeur of God’s creation in the full bloom of color and scent.

Let’s take this opportunity to reset and renew our expectations for ourselves and others of good health, harmony, wellbeing and success. Let’s also, be grateful for the expectation of renewal today and every day of the year. We don’t have to wait for a certain season for renewal it is always ours for the taking.

When the destination is desirable, expectation speeds our progress”    p. 426.

Photos by Swamibu downloaded from flickr.com

Pamela is in the full time practice of Christian Science. She lives in Nottingham, Maryland with her husband, golden retriever and Siamese cat.  She enjoys hiking and the outdoors.