I really enjoy this time of year for a variety of reasons.

  1. Winter is almost done – I’m pretty tired of the cold weather by this time of year
  2. All the new growth reminds me of God’s faithfulness
  3. All the new growth reminds me of the opportunity I have to grow
  4. It’s a great time to pray while I’m planting the garden, tilling, or mowing

If I didn’t have to deal with the aching muscles that go along with all this it would be even better!

Here’s the irony… by the end of the summer I don’t feel the same way. Mowing and gardening become a chore. Cold weather and winter killing everything off start to look good. My prayer life become more of a complaint list. However, God’s faithfulness does not change. Just ask the Israelites. They wandered around for awhile after leaving Egypt. God provided for them but their complaining didn’t stop. They had a price to pay for their unfaithfulness though.

Let’s learn from their lesson.

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “therefore I will hope in him.” (Lamentations 3:23-24, ESV)