These are the days

These ….
are the days of beauty.
These are the days that we are cleansed.
Dogwood blossoms with Masters' flag in the background

Our town is becoming more busy ….. traffic mildly deeper and denser as people come to Augusta, GA for one of the most prestigious golf events in the world.  We’ve had a few weeks of more favorable weather … nights in the 50’s and days in the 70’s. Azaleas and Dogwoods are announcing spring.

We have had a taste of warmth … longer days … more intense sun.

But days like today  …. hold a beauty of their own.

Rain is falling steady and gentle. The temperature outside is not warm enough to keep my thermostat set on 65 from tripping the heater into action. The weatherman says we have a day or two of this …. gentle rain and cooler temps.

And I love it
because the pine will still continue to bloom
and the flowers will continue to blossom
but the pollen will be gently washed away. pollen on tile

It speckles the porch  from gentle splashes.


It puddles in the drive and on the streets
where obstructions of uneven sidewalk
or dams of pine, leaves and sticks hold it captive
like an oil slick floating upon the water.

The haze that fills the spring air tinting the world yellow
is cleansed from the air
and washed from our presence.

While I yearn from warmer days
and the return of the summer humidity in the air,
these days are beautiful, too.

Looking for parallels in the spiritual physical world .... It is a glorious thing
to be cleansed.

I will cleanse them from all the sin they have committed against me and will forgive all their sins of rebellion against me. Jeremiah 33:8




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