One of the things I love about living on the East Coast is the intensity of seasons here.
Just a few days ago it seemed like all the trees – with the exceptions of the early blooming ones full of flowers – still had the bare look of winter and the skies were gray. But then came some heavy rains and a couple of days with sunshine and all of a sudden the world has changed. Driving down to Philadelphia under sunny skies to the Spirituality in Health Care Education conference this morning, it seemed like all the trees had at least started to bud and the lower lying growth had already become the green of spring and summer.
Blessed are you, Lord our God, King of the Universe, who set the earth around the sun and tilted it in such a way to give us the miracle of the seasons!