By Ellie Behman
Running streams, the awakening of life,
The sounds of nature are alive throughout the woods.
Rising from their quiet nesting places to welcome the spring,
tiny birds call to each other high atop the budding trees.
The squirrels leave their
empty nut shells scattered about,
letting us know that they are back
after the long, cold winter.
All around us is the busy
hustle and bustle of creatures
that yearn for the warm sun.
How unlike is this vast wooded paradise
from the sounds of the city,
Long lines of traffic,
everyone rushing to work
or somewhere else
they feel they need to be.
City air is thick with fuel and waste,
everyone is moving quickly,
horns honking, loud voices chattering.
The woods and the creatures
within provide a
soothing balm for man’s
The air is clean and crisp,
the water from a nearby brook
runs crystal clear as it makes its
way over rocks and crevices
Spring has allowed us to witness the rebirth of nature in all its glory.
If this peace and tranquility
could be sealed in a bottle
and released into our busy
day to day lives we would slow
down long enough to enjoy the beauty that our Creator has displayed before us.
The joys of spring and the re-birth of nature go hand in hand
with the Easter message,
Just as the buds in
spring rise from the earth
we are reminded of the risen Lord who promises us everlasting life.