When I am out in the garden, I feel surrounded by the wonders of nature - from snow and ice, now the grass is green and the front lawn already mowed - and it's still April! A Blue Jay visits off and on during the day as do the squirrels racing around in our maple tree and in the hedges. The sticks that are raspberry canes have leafed out giving hope of a bounty of berries later in the summer. Perennials for the most part are showing signs of life and some are keeping me guessing as they do every year. Did they survive the winter? Time will tell! We indeed live in God's wondrous world.
There is so much rebirth in spring - plants and hopefully our spirits. Yes, it's a difficult time now with Covid-19. These times come into our lives from time to time and humanity has survived. When I read the Bible, especially the Old Testament and of various sects wiping each other out, I am amazed that there are any people left. It seems that God was vengeful back then. There were the plagues and floods and other catastrophes brought forth to encourage people to put aside idols and other gods and to believe only in Him.
Do you ever wonder whether we are being tested now? I wish He would send angels or speak out loud to us from Heaven - something to make us stop and look up and pay attention. I wonder whether, if he were to send another son or even a daughter to lead us back to Him, whether anyone would listen.
Have we strayed from Him?