I picked up an old devotion in the used book store recently. As I was thumbing through it this passage stuck out. I have re-read it several times and it bears sharing.
Spring is coming...Praise Jesus!
"What inexpressible joy for me, to look up through the apple-blossoms and the fluttering leaves, and to see God's love there; to listen to the thrush that has built his nest among them, and to feel God's love, who cares for the birds, in every note that swells his little throat; to look beyond to the bright blue depths of the sky, and to feel they are a canopy of blessing, -- the roof of the house of my Father; that if the clouds pass over it, it is the unchangeable light they veil; that, even when the day itself passes, I shall see that the night itself only unveils new worlds of light; and to know that if I could unwrap fold after fold of God's universe, I should only unfold more and more blessing, and see deeper and deeper into the love which is at the heart of all."
by Elizabeth Charles
From Daily Strength For Daily Needs compiled by Mary W. Tileston
Let all those that put their trust in Thee rejoice: ...let them also that love Thy name be joyful in Thee. Psalm 5:11
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures. Psalm 23:2