Walking home from work yesterday, I noticed a new clump of crocuses that seemed to have sprouted overnight. For the past month, I have enjoyed watching the green leaves of daffodils and tulips push through the earth, preparing for their time to bloom. In addition to the above, groups of crocuses and snowdrops are scattered throughout the yard and in the woods surrounding the house.
What I liked about this picture was the reminder of the two seasons. It is still winter as represented by the leaves, scattered around the flowers. Yet spring is coming, evidenced by the blooming flowers. Regardless of the season, Jesus reminds us of God’s care for each of us when he said, “See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you–you of little faith?” (Matthew 6: 28-30)