Let this Spring be your First

download 016On sunny June morning, I placed my helmeted two year-old son, Peter, on the child’s seat of my bike and we took off from the driveway for an hour joy ride.

As we cycled through the neighbourhood, a warm breeze tickled through my long hair. Peter hummed with contentment in rhythm to the wheels. He pointed a chubby finger one direction, then the other – “Doggie . . . birdie. . . sky.” My heart leapt with gladness at the sound of his happy voice.

On our blessed excursion, I thought how wonderful it would be to let the surprise of the first view of our surroundings fill us with same wonder my baby was experiencing.

Soon, I felt the weight of Peter’s head on my back. He’d fallen asleep. At home, I removed him from the seat and gingerly carried him upstairs to his crib for a nice long nap. As I fluffed him into his baby scented blankets, I felt a nudge from the Lord –

“When you look around at the world I’ve created, always let your heart be filled with the wonder and excitement of a child.”

We grow out of many things in life but we should never grow out of that baby stage of wonder. Open the windows of your home and let the scent of Spring thrill you again.

Let this Spring be as marvellous as your first.

tulipsWhen you see the trees in bud, really look at them and consider the marvel of new growth. When flowers bloom again, snip off one tiny bloom and study its complicated construction.

We bring joy to the heart of the Father when we appreciate the work of His hands.

Today, Father we say with the angels: “You are worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power, for you created all things and by your will they exist and were created.” (Revelation 4:11)

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About rosemccormickbrandon

An award winning personal experience writer, Rose McCormick Brandon is a frequent contributor to faith magazines, devotionals and compilations, including Chicken Soup for the Soul. Rose is the author of Promises of Home: Stories of Canada's British Home Children (2014). One Good Word Makes all the Difference (2013), He Loves Me Not, He Loves Me (2012) and Vanished: What Happened to My Son. She's a frequent contributor to The Testimony, Today's Pentecostal Evangel and other faith magazines in Canada, U.S. and Australia. Rose also writes about Canadian history, specifically the era of Child Immigration from Britain. Read her stories of child immigrants at: http://littleimmigrants.wordpress.com
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One Response to Let this Spring be your First

  1. Mary says:

    Love this Rose! Hope you are doing well!

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