Midweek Morsel: Healing Refrains of Nature


Spring took its sweet time getting here this year, but as always, it did arrive, didn’t it? During any winter season—but especially during a particularly extreme one—what  comfort in knowing that spring will indeed burst forth at some point and put winter to bed once again. Such blessing in counting on spring after winter.

Consider these words of Rachel Carson, American biologist and writer (1907 – 1964) describing the healing found in the refrains of nature:

“Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. There is symbolic as well as actual beauty in the migration of the birds, the ebb and flow of the tides, the folded bud ready for spring. There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature—the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after the winter.”

We can count on spring. We can count on the dawn. We can count on the Creator of it all. In him is infinite healing indeed.

the Lord’s unfailing love surrounds the one who trusts in him.” Psalm 32:10b

*Which refrain of nature refreshes your spirit the most?

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  1. Yes, we can count on Him, and for that I am eternally grateful!

  2. Flowing water, snow in the mountains, green on the hillsides, and wildflowers that show up year after year give me such a sense of visual relief from our usual brown dry landscapes where I live. We completely depend on God to send us rain and snow each year, and this year we count on Him to provide in spite of being in year #3 of a drought.

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