Discern the Signs of Spring
A Poem by K. Brendi Poppel
Discern the signs of Spring
Are new buds appearing?
First the blossom, then the fruit
When summertime is nearing,
The seeds were planted long ago
Water well, watch them grow
We’ve labored over all the earth
Now we await the world’s rebirth.
After Winter’s cold, dark night
Rest beneath the setting sun
Be blessed and renewed in light
After all the work is done.
Season follows season
Earth’s reason for renewing
Is a plan that’s worth pursuing…
Promises are made to keep
As you sow, so shall you reap
The time is ripe, the harvest due
Love will surely see us through.
The walls are crumbling, barriers fall
God loves us, one and all… and
When we’re ready, maybe then,
Jesus will just come again.
Who’s to say what’s coming next?
Or how the truth may be revealed?
Who’s to know which flock will flourish?
Which field will flower?
What the hour shall yield?
The earth shakes, the wind blows
And no one really knows…
What our love and prayers will bring
The ice melts… when angels sing
We may discern the signs of Spring…
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