I don’t know about you but I always reach March with a huge sigh of relief. The long dark days of January and February are at last over and there are signs of Spring all around us.
Spring comes every year and it would be only too easy to take it for granted but we should never forget just how wonderful our Creator is. In Psalm 19, David takes time to acknowledge and praise the Creator.
“The heavens declare the glory of God:
The skies proclaim the work of his hands.
Day after day they pour forth speech;
Night after night they reveal knowledge.”
As I look out of my window at God’s creation, I am amazed anew at the diversity of life even within a few square feet. Snowdrops, crocus, daffodils, celandine, marigolds, primula, primroses are all bursting forth within inches of each other: an explosion of colour that confirms the hope of brighter days ahead. Blackbirds, tree sparrows, starlings, blue-tits, great-tits, collared doves and wood pigeons gather together noisily around my bird feeders, sometimes queueing amicably for their turn, sometimes fighting for the last seed: the signs of nesting indicating a new generation on the way.
To me God’s greatness and generosity is shown in the diversity of nature: the never-ending imagination that designed so many marvellous creatures of land and sea, the glorious technicolour of birds and flowers, the grand designs of mountain, forest and river.
This March, let’s remember to thank him for the wonderful world, in which we live, and his great expansive love for us.
With best wishes