...not many, but just enough to prove that Spring is in the air.
Sadly there are gales forecast for the rest of the week, so my guess is that their beauty will be very short-lived.
When I saw these daffodils this morning, I remembered last year's beauties. They didn't last long either, but their appearance did remind me of the ongoing nature of the seasons and of God's created order.
Last year, we were still grieving the loss our our dear friends' son. Today, I heard the dreadfully sad news of the death of a dear friend's father. Once again, we're shown the contrasts in the world in which we live: beauty and glory and wonder on the one hand, but pain and death and sorrow and sin on the other. We live in a fallen world, but a world also filled with evidences of God's majesty, His wisdom, and yes, His mercy.
It's there for all to see. Just open your eyes, and your hearts, and you will see it too.