“Spring it, Lord!”

From where I sit, I can see the two breathtaking cherry blossom trees in full bloom in my backyard.  I moved in this summer so this is my first Spring season in my current home.  The little pinkish white petals are everywhere.  I call them nature’s confetti.  And, well, let’s just say the party has slowly made its way into my house as Daisy Doo goes in and out to “do” her business.  Here’s a silly, little poem I wrote about it:

Petals here.  Petals there.
I see petals everywhere.
Falling, floating through the air.
Short on petals? I can share!
                         
-yours truly, March 2011

No literary awards here, I suppose.
But, why, you ask, such carefree prose?

Sometimes, after a looong, cold winter, one is simply ready for spring.  Yesterday, upon completion of a year’s worth of journal entries, I wrote a song to express my thought process.  I don’t want to give the whole thing away just yet, but here are my working lyrics from the bridge (giving credit to the Lord, of course, as I borrowed again from Scripture – Isaiah 43:19):

(He said) ‘See, I am doing a new thing – do you not perceive (it)?’
Making a way in the desert –  filling up wasteland with streams
Yours is a story of Winter – but, child, you have believed
That I am the Author of your life  – and now I am writing your Spring

Upon this week’s pronouncement of spring, full of hope and possibilities . . . I say, “Bring it, Lord!”  Or rather, at the risk of sounding a wee bit cheesy, “Spring it, Lord!” (hee-hee)

Our Lord has written the promise of resurrection, not in books alone, but in every leaf in springtime.  -Martin Luther

Continually encouraged by our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and Brennan Manning’s reminder of Christ’s present risenness,

Cheri

5 comments to “Spring it, Lord!”

  • Carol

    I love it!!!! I can’t wait to hear the final version! I have a feeling I might have a new favorite! Blessings to you, friend!

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  • I love the lyrics to the bridge for the new song. It is exactly where I am at. The Lord gave me that verse while reading a missionary story to my children.

    I am encouraged by your story, my husband left me and my four children, so I’m plugging through winter anticipating (with joyous expectancy) spring!

    Thank you for your transparency and sharing your story of hope.

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  • James Messick

    So glad to know you are writing. The music is in you. Praise Him and his mighty works!

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  • Mike Goss

    Cheri,

    Your new work continues to amaze me….going back over fifteen years, I always feel you’ve outdone your previous work when the new albums come out. I look forward to the final product.

    And as I sit in meditation on Good Friday afternoon, I also ask that God’s encouragement continue to shine on you and pray that you will have an enjoyable Easter.

    May God bless you!

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  • Cheri,

    I love the bridge and have been going through some very difficult trials…my husband and I have a had two situations that are just mind boggling that they could be happening.

    I also suffer from depression, so that make things even harder.

    I am hoping God is bringing me out of “winter” into my “spring”.

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