Saturday, March 12, 2011


Yellow crocus are pushing through dark brown soil in my front yard. For me this is the visual equivalent of a delightful chuckle that interrupts a long silence or a spontaneous outburst of song among children at play. It is also a reminder that after the storms and chill that are so much a part of telestial life, there is always something wonderful waiting for us. 

Spring is also a time that renews my hope and teaches me about my Savior. As Nephi taught, “All things which have been given of God from the beginning of the world, unto man, are the typifying of him” ( 2 Nephi 11:4). And in the book of Moses we read. “And behold, all things have their likeness, and all things are created and made to bear record of me, both things which are temporal, and things which are spiritual; things which are in the heavens above, and things which are on the earth, and things which are in the earth, and things which are under the earth, both above and beneath all things bear record of me” (Moses 6:63). While this is true all year long, spring intensifies the lessons. New pocking through the earth, brighter sunshine tickling my cheek, warmer breezes stirring the air, the promise of new fruit blossoming in the trees all remind me of grace and love and hope and eternal life made possible because of Jesus Christ.

Spring is the perfect time for leisurely walks in places where nature is my personal tutor.

1 comment:

Wendi said...

I love springtime too. My favorite kind of weather is blue sky, warm sunshine, and cool breeze. My mom and I went for a walk together yesterday and it felt like that. :)