My Spring Garden

Every year I despair of my garden. In February, the month of storms, the days are short, the weather wet and my garden a mess. Then in March it is dotted with snowdrops, crocuses and daffodils. In the drabness of February I forget the delights of March and the approaching summer.

My Christian life can be the same. When sadness, disaster and pain come into my life, I see only blackness and bleakness. I forget God’s blessings in the past and His promises for the future.

‘Don’t forget in the darkness what you have learned in the light.’ Joseph Bayly.