The lime lace arrives and drapes the trees delicately and yet, with a certain grandeur. Lent is reaching its conclusion, and the beginning of new life is showing its hope and promise. Everything begins to quiver with excitement and energy. Everything appears ripe and raw. And behold, it is all very good.
We have all had moments when we knew a tough patch was over, a crisis completed, and that a fresh start had taken its first toddling steps. These are moments when we feel as if we have swallowed the sun. We cannot stop smiling, and our beings just ooze with a magnificent mercy and an extravagant love.
On such a day, when we cannot possibly NOT notice that Spring has sprung, we become childlike. We are curious and wish to wander all about. Our imaginations soar out into the sky and deep into the sea. We yearn to play, which is to re-create, and we flirt and become familiar with the earth and Life again.
Think of it as a spiritual tryst. A first date. There is much anxiety all about, but also a confident wish which refuses to cease its steady climb, and soon will sprout or bud or both. It is a moment of first love, a time of experiencing our own lust for a full life. We become goosebumps, and we take in the lime lace with mouths agape.
Seize the day. This is a thought, an idea, a concept, an attitude, a perspective, but I believe it was born in Spring. We truly do not possess an original idea or thought. Our lives merely mimic what the Creation inspires and dictates. To desire to hug or be hugged by a moment in Time, is the very nature of springtime, the heart of this the season or rebirth.
I suspect, if we think about it for a bit, it is in Spring when we adults are most inclined to giggle.
O, Lord of Lent, free us to behold the lime lace. Let us long to touch it and wrap ourselves up in it. Let us know we are now wearing a most divine disguise. And then, be proud of us when we strut our stuff! Amen.
Reverend William R. Grimbol has spent the past 30+ years helping people create and develop strong spiritual connections with loved ones and God. He is also a published author, with over a dozen books to his credit.