When days begin to lengthen

And Winter blows away;

The thawing earth, rejoicing,

Sends upward shouts of praise.

New growth provides a promise,

While hopes renewed sprout high;

Rebirth inspires the season,

As nature comes alive

Deep breaths of warm air freshen,

Strength stirs, invigorates;

All rise to meet the future

Washed by its faithful rains.

Much wisdom moves this cycle;

Let truth inform, ignite,

As expectation’s arrow

Draws aim in great delight.

This time each year brings blessing,

Reminders of the One

Who melts hearts cold in darkness

To springs beneath His Son.

Rebecca Hutchings