She has waited with patience as Lady Winter held sway over the earth.
But finally her time has come and Lady Spring steps out from behind a curtain of green.
Color begins to burst from the ground. Dark gives way to light and the world begins to wake again.
Quietly gaining momentum she gathers harbingers of new life and sets them free.
And sends sweet scented blossoms drifting down the river.
In a dance to music she alone hears she scatters a confetti of petals to celebrate.
Knowing her season is short but without envy or sadness she pours out all she has and settles down by the brook, to wait while the coolness fades.
There is a lot going on in our world today that is demanding a response from us. If your facebook feed is anything like mine than you have been inundated with status updates sharing various opinions about bathrooms and Target, as well as related links to various blog posts or memes.
I’ve been surprised, not surprised, and disappointed with the things I’ve read. But today, after having a real live in person face to face conversation with friends about the whole issue I figured out what my response is.
Ready to hear it?
Here you go.
No matter whether we boycott Target or not I pray that we respond with a sense of what God considers just and not some red neck rambo reaction. I pray that how we, as God’s people, respond is governed by the love of kindness that He has shown to us while we were yet enslaved and held in bondage by our sin so that we may continue to walk in humbleness along the path He has set before us.