The beautiful spring came; and when Nature resumes her loveliness, the human soul is apt to revive also.
Harriet Ann Jacobs
Because there seemed to be a difference of opinion about the official start of Spring, I decided to do a little research on the matter.
I discovered that there are two perspectives.
If you took the meteorological view, Spring starts in accordance with the Gregorian calendar – i.e. on 1 March each year.
But if you go with the astronomical viewpoint then the start of Spring occurs when an equinox takes place. This changes each year but usually falls on either the 19, 20, or 21 of March.
I’m not particularly bothered either way. In fact, being greedy, I’m happy to embrace both perspectives!
However, what I do love about, and take from my recent discovery is this—there is more than one opportunity to welcome Spring into our lives.
And so, in a metaphorical sense, I’m opening my heart, my life to the season of Spring. I’m inviting the Holy Spirit to come and bring freshness, growth and an abundance of fruit.
Spring, you are welcome!
Come burst into our lives with blossom and buds, soft showers and sunshine.
Are you welcoming a new season of Spring? Are you preparing for and expecting spiritual growth?
CREDIT: the above CCO image comes courtesy of Hans Braxmeier of Pixabay.com