During these days when my mobility is limited and not much changes from day to day, my attention gets drawn to the changes that are happening in nature around me, as spring, slow to develop this year, is making its presence felt.
These little acts of life re-emerging after a winter’s hibernation are encouraging signs of a future harvest, a sign that life goes on, a reminder of the Easter promise of resurrection.
Enforced isolation leaves me with two basic choices–hibernation or engagement. Sometimes I hibernate, but most days I choose to engage the world around me as best I can, seeing signs of God’s life and love around me and growing in a sense of gratitude for the gift of life.
Isolation can teach us to look more closely at our environment. As you look around you, what do you notice, and what are you grateful for?
“Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.” (I Chronicles 16:34)