Thursday, April 25, 2024

All is vanity but let the yard work commence anyway!

April showers makes all things green and heralds yard work and back aches. The garden needs tilling and planting, the grass needs fertilizing, leaves need raking, and voles need killing.

God sends the rains on the good and the evil, there is nothing new under the sun, and all is vanity.

I've been reading in Ecclesiastes. Can you tell?

Despite the disappointing end of King Solomon's reign, where he tucked away women in his harem like a squirrel filling a nest with acorns in the fall, and then blamed them for being beautiful and vapid rather than brainy and godly, he did excel at looking life right in the eye and calling it disappointing. (a little spring sarcasm for you)

Personally, I love spring. Rain, gardening, hard work, and all. Yes, we do it again and again, season after season, year after year. But rather than looking at it as an inevitable repetition or a depressing cycle that only ends in death and decay, I prefer to look at it as joyous! 

God has given us another year! Another spring! We can wallow in what we don't have, how hard it is for us, or just about anything reported in the news cycle. Or we can till up our patch of earth, plant our seeds, and praise Him for sending the rain, the sunshine, and supplying us with all we need.

God is good! Life is good! Spring us sprung!

Psalm 98:4 Make a Joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth; break forth into joyous song and sing praises!

Thanks for stopping. Leave a comment and tell us about your spring project.


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