Fresh green buds sprout everywhere
Rays of sunshine fill the air
New flower beds pop up
Here and there
No matter that the earth recoils
From warfare and disaster
Sun shines and rain falls
On thirsty land
We have God’s promise made to Noah
And to each generation after
While earth remains
Seed time and harvest
By Carol Ann Hoel © March 22, 2011
Genesis 8:22 – The Bible – While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.
Genesis 9:12-17 – The Bible – And God said, This is the token of the covenant which I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual generations: I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth. And it shall come to pass, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the bow shall be seen in the cloud: And I will remember my covenant, which is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh. And the bow shall be in the cloud; and I will look upon it, that I may remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is upon the earth. And God said unto Noah, This is the token of the covenant, which I have established between me and all flesh that is upon the earth.
I like your view of spring better this morning:) Thanks for the thoughtful words to ponder this morning. Blessings, Jeanne
Thank you for stopping by and for your kind comment, Jeanne. It’s good to know that we can count on some things, and on this one we have God’s promise. Blessings to you…
“Sun shines and rain falls on thirsty land”
Lord, prepare the soil of our hearts to receive your refreshing, and prepare the hearts that do not know you, make them ready to receive the seed you would plant.
Thank you for the lovely words, Carol, and the reminder that He is faithful, like clockwork. Have a blessed day.
Thank you for your sweet prayer and comment. I will remember the faithfulness of God. There is none like our God, all powerful and good. Blessings to you, Patti, today and always…
I am ever thankful for God’s promises…in these dark days, there is not much else to hold tightly to…
this morning, I heard the small birds outside my house…seems spring is really on its way…
I’m looking outside my window at the trees that I feared were not going to bud. They are bright green and lush with young leaves. Yesterday I went outside in the morning and listened to the birds chirping in the trees. Sweet melody of spring. Thank you for stopping by and for your comment. I, too, am thankful for the promises of God. Blessings to you, Jane…
Sun shines and rain falls-always thankful for the continuity of life! Blessings to you!
Blessings to you, too, Suzi. I, also, appreciate the sure things in life. The promises of God I study. I want to know them all, and I don’t want to miss out on anything good.
Loved these lines:
Life is constantly reborn. Thanks, Carol Ann!
Thank you for stopping by and for your comment. I’m very glad to finally see signs of spring. The trees in our courtyard finally budded! Today they have increased their bunches of new green display. Blessings to you, Nancy…
Carol Ann, this is absolutely beautiful and I love how you’ve acknowledged God’s hand in creation and his promises to us.
Thank you, Victoria. I appreciate your visit and your kind comment. I want to show how beautiful the Bible is and how great God is. Few people really know how amazing the scriptures are, how they fit together, and I hope to expose the Word of God little by little. I’m glad you enjoyed it. Blessings to you…
And thank you for linking to the Monday Morning Prompt!
It was my pleasure, and your post was very helpful.
so very true carol. an immense hope for anyone who wants to trust in God’s everlasting love.
Thank you for stopping by, Trisha. Thank you for your sweet comment. Blessings to you always…
I love the mood of your poem. So lovely!
The thing about God’s promises is that He doesn’t renig–so wonderful!
Thank you for stopping by and for your comment. Ha! I like the way you said it. You are right. God keeps all his promises. He never fails. Blessings to you, Laura…
Beautiful poem. I’m also glad that God keeps his promises, and that spring comes with new growth and hope after the cold of winter.
Thank you for stopping by, Janna, and for your kind comment. I love the promises of God. Some are conditional, some are absolute, and all of them God keeps faithfully. We can depend on God. Springtime and harvest are reminders of this truth. Blessings to you…
I needed your bit of spring today. Well done, Carol, and thank you!
Blessings to you, Jamie. I appreciate your kind words. Have a great weekend.