Friday Musing on a Spring Day

My world is hushed.
The sun, low in the western sky, lovingly throws its warm rays over spring’s first offerings.
Buds on old gnarled trees tentatively present small green leaves.
Young eager trees stretch for the skies, small blossoms on every slender branch.
Mature trees draw gasps from passersby,
their beauty signalling nature’s salute to spring with blossom glory.

Stillness spreads over all.
So very quiet.
Does nature know?
This is a sad day, a holy day, a beloved man lies in his grave.
He also waits, waiting to burst the bonds of his tomb,
to feel again the warmth of the air,
see the glory of the flowering plants,
smell the scent of the blossoms.
Resurrection – will it come?

The mountains beyond our valley hold high their snow-capped peaks
shimmering in the dying light.
A breeze brushes my face.
I sense a whisper.  “We wait, and wait – will the resurrection come again?”
The weary world waits and wonders.
Spring comes again.
Will this be the one that ushers in what we wait for – our healing resurrection?
The mountains whisper, “We will see.”


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8 Responses to Friday Musing on a Spring Day

  1. Denise Lewis

    Thanks, Marjorie. We shall see! So ready for Jesus to return to take us to His home in Glory. Thank you for your writings – they are very much appreciated and enjoyed.

    • Marjorie

      Denise – Thank you for your comment. It is a continual interest and value to me to realize that my readers each take something different from what I write. This is especially so in poetry. I am pleased that this one offered something to you.

  2. Doreen

    I also am waiting for Jesus to come. Great info, God bless you.

    • Marjorie

      Doreen – In response to your comment after reading “Friday Musing on a Spring Day”, here is some background which may be of interest. In our Western, Christian and very literal society, when resurrection is mentioned it almost always refers to traditional Christian teaching, and is spelled with a capital R — “Resurrection”. Any good recognized dictionary will first list several “big R” definitions (e.g. Jesus rising from the tomb, other men being restored to life, men rising from their graves on judgment day). However, there are other definitions, which cover other religions, those who have no religion, indeed humanity itself. So our Christian ideas about resurrection are not the only ones floating around, but exist along with many other “small r” ideas. One of these points of view particularly appeals to me. It states that resurrection is an action or belief that “brings to life and to view again, something that once existed”.
      I find this fits nicely into my Christian background, and does not exclude the rest of humanity. How about applying it to the teachings of Jesus? “Love your neighbor as yourself”, or “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” Surely these teachings could do with being “brought to life and viewed again”! What do you think?

  3. Dear Marjorie,
    I was wondering what happened as I haven’t received any emails notifications that you had new posts! I have caught up, at least on the installments 1-3 of Sheldon’s mono. How scary for you, but he rallied and you rallied as you always do.
    Hard times don’t build character, however, but reveal it.
    I’ll keep checking in on your blog. Always rewarding.
    Happy Spring!
    We had 2-3 inches of snow on Friday! but it’s almost gone now. John
    was happy to see it — his snow paintings are v. popular. 🙂 Snow has
    been very good to him!

    • Marjorie

      Barbara – Greetings to you and to John. This is a tentative venture into poetry, in Friday Musing. Glad to see you worked your way through the “to be continued” batch to the poetry. It is very interesting for me to see the reaction of some readers to this medium. Take care.

  4. Eleanor Jackson

    April 14th – pm
    I loved this poetry, and maybe tonight especially, when your questions seem especially poignant to our congregation today. Resurrection, will it come again? Will the resurrection come again? Tonight, I just feel very sad about the divisions in our congregation and what has brought this about… now there is much healing that needs to take place. I wonder if healing comes before or after Resurrection?

    • Marjorie

      Eleanor – Thank you for your comments. Things never come as quickly as one wishes, do they? However if one can sense that change is showing, in acceptance and in some concrete actions, it is easier to do the waiting, isn’t it?