by Monica Bauman, Camp Men-O-Lan
Spring is here! And along with the change in season, I often find myself refreshed and excited about the “newness” that nature once again graces us with.
This year, however, I realized that I have taken it for granted and have forgotten the wonder and the excitement of little growth around us. Leave it to my son, recently adopted from Jamaica, to remind me.
I was cooking in the kitchen when he came running into the house and grabbed me by the arm. When I asked him what was wrong, he didn’t know how to explain it and instead pulled me by the sleeve outside.
He pointed to a bush. “What’s that?” he asked. “Why does the bush have those green things coming out of it?”
I took a deep breath and realized that he was experiencing, for the first time in his life, the growth that spring brings. I explained, “It’s spring time! It’s getting warm so the trees are starting to grow leaves, the grass is going to turn green, and the bushes and plants will grow flowers!”
My son looked at me. “Who makes it do this?”
And to that, I answered, “God. Only God can create such beautiful growth in his creation.”
Thank you Lord for such an amazing reminder to slow down, examine the growth around me, and to remember You, the Creator.