Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Fair Maids of February
Little signs of spring are starting to show in the winter garden. Tiny shoots of green crocus, daffodils, and tulips are poking gingerly through the earth. It will be a few more weeks before they are brave enough to show their pretty faces, but one little flower is unconcerned with the gray skies and fresh fallen snow. Yesterday I discovered tiny snowdrops, their pure white faces nestled among green sprigs on the chocolate earth. They are the "Fair Maids of February", starring as the first blossoms of the new year. They hold promise of life and hope and joy amidst the bleak reports and forecasts we hear in the news. No matter what the chaos of the world, flowers are God's promise that He creates all things new and that He is in charge of the world.