It is finally beginning to look like spring in Central Pennsylvania. We have been waiting impatiently for spring to wake up after a cold winter and we are anxious to get out and get some sunshine. At last, spring has arrived! We have learned to be patient throughout the seasons of the year just as we need to be patient during the seasons of our lifetime. There are times when we feel like we are suffering through dark winters of darkness in our souls. There are seasons of illnesses, disappointment and grief and we long for the season to end and a new season to begin. We grow impatient. We want to wake up the sleeping giant of joy once more in our lives forgetting that joy is not a sleeping giant; joy is a gift from God. It is everywhere around us and we only have to remember it is there to wake it up in our hearts and souls.
Paul wrote to the Romans, "May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit" (15:13 NRSV)
May the sleeping giant of joy awaken your spirit today and everyday!
God Bless You!