The world can be an ugly place, especially in early spring. The snow is dirty and filled with bits of garbage. The grass is a sickly yellow. The trees look like skeletal remains. In my front yard there is a rusted hood of a toy truck sticking out of a mound of ice and near it a strange red piece of what I hope is rope.
The world can be an ugly place, especially in early spring, but we know it won’t last forever. Soon the trees will bud and the grass will turn green. Soon flowers will bloom. Soon the garbage will be cleaned from the gutters. Soon March will turn to May and the world will return to life.
We are Christians and this change of seasons is good for our souls. It is a yearly reminder: Life is hard and we often dwell in the shadow of the cross - but Easter is coming! And with it the hope of new life to come.