The days are getting longer, the sun stronger, and the snow is lasting for a shorter time. These are sure signs of spring, of rebirth of our natural world. The reawakening of mother earth. Along with this people’s spirits are lifting and thoughts and dreams are focused more on the short summer (in Canada anyway) which is on the horizon.
This brightening can be seen in the church as well. Sure, we are still in Lent for our worship services, but at choir practices and planning meetings the focus has moved on the joyous celebration which is coming in a mere 23 days! We are still practising our hymns for Lenten services but now the end part of practise is focused on the cheering crowd of Palm Sunday and the weeks of celebration which begin on Easter morning.
So, hang in there! Easter, rejoicing, and spring are coming!!