Saturday, March 20, 2010


Today is the first day of spring, and it definitely does not feel like spring outside. A trip to the Dallas Blooms at the Arboretum two days ago reminds me that spring is definitely coming. So, in honor of the first day of spring, here are the words to a beautiful song by Nichole Nordeman.

"Every Season" by Nichole Nordeman

Every evening sky, an invitation
To trace the patterned stars
And early in July, a celebration
For freedom that is ours
And I notice You
In children’s games
In those who watch them from the shade
Every drop of sun is full of fun and wonder
You are summer

And even when the trees have just surrendered
To the harvest time
Forfeiting their leaves in late September
And sending us inside
Still I notice You when change begins
And I am braced for colder winds
I will offer thanks for what has been and what's to come
You are autumn

And everything in time and under heaven
Finally falls asleep
Wrapped in blankets white, all creation
Shivers underneath
And still I notice You
When branches crack
And in my breath on frosted glass
Even now in death, You open doors for life to enter
You are winter

And everything that’s new has bravely surfaced
Teaching us to breathe
What was frozen through is newly purposed
Turning all things green
So it is with You
And how You make me new
With every season’s change
And so it will be
As You are re-creating me
Summer, autumn, winter, SPRING


Redhawk said...

Love the pictures...hard to believe it snowed 2 inches yesterday (4 days after you were in the park). These shots remind me of the kids in the back of our calm, peaceful and loving (laughing out loud).

Great poem that you put this to. You always pick out the best things for these posts.