Springtime is all about joy and new life. Buds and blossoms, nests and eggs, sunshine and rain, all bring the promise of fruitfulness to come. I took this picture of Penny joyously surrounded by the fragrance and beauty of lilacs, bleeding heart, honeysuckle, and a pale pink tulip. I love all these soft spring colors.
I enjoy the song of the robins, especially noticeable in the early morning and again at evening. I wish more people would have the joy and freshness of spring life inside of them bursting out like this.
I was reading in Jeremiah 17:13 about how the Lord is the fountain of living waters, yet He had been forsaken by the people. He said earlier in chapter 2, verse 13 –
“My people have committed two evils: They have forsaken Me, the fountain of living waters, and hewn themselves cisterns – broken cisterns that can hold no water.”
This is rather a hazy picture of a rainstorm in the distance. Life-giving waters on the way.
Rain, washing the face of the earth and encouraging life and growth to continue.
The morning dawns, the sun is coming, and a new day begins.
“Jesus said, I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life.” John 14:6
“Thou wilt show me the path of Life, in Thy presence is fullness of joy, At Thy right hand there are pleasures forevermore.” Psalm 16:11
“We have put our hope in the Living God.” 1 Timothy 4:10
“…I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.” Revelation 21:6
Wildlife – this painted turtle was found soaking up the warm spring sunshine.
Farm life – in our brooder house new baby chicks are growing, and snoozing together under the heat lamp.
Recently my pretty pet turquoise parakeet, Pixie, died at the old age of 14.
A new fellow has come to make friends, this is Nobbles…
And who can not be awed by new life as a wee baby makes his arrival?
“For with you is the fountain of life.” Psalm 36:9
“For thus saith the Lord GOD, the Holy One of Israel; In returning and rest shall ye be saved; in quietness and in confidence shall be your strength: and ye would not.” Isaiah 30:15
“Let him who thirsts come. Whoever desires, let him take the water of life freely. Revelation 22:17
“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11