Hello dear readers,
I decided this week to do a little research and find out when Spring officially starts. I discovered that the date differs according to which definition you choose to use.
If you consider the beginning of this season from a meteorological perspective then the date is always fixed. So, based on our Gregorian calendar, Spring begins and ends at the same time every year, i.e. from 1st March to 31 May.
Simples! (As our meerkat friends would say).
If however you were looking at Spring from an astronomical perspective then Spring starts with the Spring equinox. And because the date is not fixed, the beginning of this season falls on either 19, 20, or 21 March each year and ends at Summer solstice (around 21 June).
Hmmm! Not so simples!
You know what? I’m not particularly bothered. Whether you go with the meteorological definition, or the astronomical perspective, Spring has come. SPRING has most definitely sprung!
And so I say:
Spring, you are welcome!
Come burst into our lives with blossom and buds, soft showers and sunshine.
Purpose-driven believer and dream-achiever are you preparing for Spring?
Now is the time to prepare the ground of our lives with the Word of God, with discipline and diligence, with hope and expectation. Now is the time to sow our seeds of peace and mercy, patience and love.
Dear reader, are there areas of your life which you need to dig up, prune, replant and water, so you’re in good spiritual condition—able to grow and flourish, pursue your purpose and achieve your dreams?
CREDIT: The above CCO image comes courtesy of Karolina Grabowska at Pixabay.com