By: Jennifer Murray

Spring Will Be All The More Glorious…

out of the ashes of winter

2014 and I haven’t gotten along so well thus far. Between the weather trapping us in, the dark long days of this season, and my physical setbacks,I’ve had my fair share of thoughts of escaping this winter that continues to drag on. Oh how I’ve missed the warm sunshine, the blooming flowers, the luxury of having the windows open, being able to run outdoors (or run at all), and the entertainment we all enjoy when we’re not cooped up. I’ve had this longing to sit and watch the waves of the ocean, and be calmed by the roar of its constancy, and questioned why we live in this land-locked, record breaking snow-bound Hoosier state.

Running away seems like such a better alternative over persevering when we are in the midst of a trial, doesn’t it?

Perhaps I’m just restless and wrestling with all of this, but I find myself craving spring in a way I’ve never have before…

its promise of new beginnings

its thawing of the frozen and hard

its color that contrasts the dull

its warmth and hope

its freshness of starting over again

its beauty after death

This heavy season cannot last forever, and we have hope as we endure. Spring will be all the more glorious after the darkness of this winter. And friends, I cannot wait to put on my flip flops and tilt my head back to bask in the warmth of the first truly warm day of spring. For now, I will hold on to the assurance that spring will indeed come, and find joy through this promise.

Until it shines its glorious head, I’ll buy up the $1.99 tulips at Trader Joe’s and flip through pictures of all of us at the ocean.

Spring is coming, Spring is coming
Out of these ashes, beauty will rise
And all we’ve been hoping and longing for soon will appear
Sorrow will be turned to joy
Spring is coming, Spring is coming
All we hoped for soon will appear
It won’t be long now, it’s just about here
Out of the dark clouds, beauty will shine
All above in heaven, rejoice
Spring is coming soon
Spring is coming soon

“Spring is Coming”, lyrics by Steven Curtis Chapman

4 Responses to “Spring Will Be All The More Glorious…”

  1. Victoria
    February 25, 2014 at 12:40 pm #

    I am with ya! I cannot wait to sit on my front porch and sip sweet tea while reading a book and soaking in the warmth of a warm spring day!
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  2. Kori Gammon
    February 26, 2014 at 3:23 am #

    My heart has felt the exact same way. I just moved to cold Utah from sunny Arizona this past September. So I was stuck indoors in Arizona where I’ve lived my entire life from May until September with 100+ degree temps and then moved here with nice fall weather for about a month and I’ve been cooped up inside all winter. I am SO ready for spring! Thanks for putting into words what I’ve been feeling for weeks now.

  3. Cherie from Queen of Free
    February 26, 2014 at 3:53 am #

    I love you friend.

  4. Jo
    March 4, 2014 at 4:47 am #

    This resonates with me so loudly. I, too, am having a “dark” winter. Being that Michigan has had record breaking cold, my girls and I have been stuck inside more than we can bear. This too shall pass, I know, but it’s an easy saying to say and a hard one to accept at the moment. Thanks for posting your soul, to show me I’m not the only one.

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