months of wearing face masks to protect ourselves and others, but it sure was nice to be out among people again and enjoy watching the game without masks.
People watching has always been one of my favorite pastimes. Norilee and I both noticed we had to remind ourselves to watch the game because we were so distracted by the fun and entertaining family and friend interactions going on around us. The shared joy of being out, watching baseball, singing along as a sax solo played the Star-Spangled Banner, and enjoying a mild (if slightly wet) evening outdoors was overwhelming. It reminded me that God created us to live in fellowship – with Him and with others. Experiencing the slow, cautious return to fellowship at church on Sunday mornings and out in our neighborhood and community feels like coming back to life!
Our yard is also slowly coming back to life. I’m watching rhododendron flowers burst open and listening to song birds repeat their intricate arias. Our 25-foot flowering dogwood that was clobbered by last year’s early hard freeze is roaring back to life, just when I was about to crank up my chainsaw. Spring is a miracle we get to experience every year, God’s faithful reminder in 3D living color and surround sound that He loves us and gives us rebirth through his precious son. I give praise and thanksgiving to God for the new life He gives us through Christ!
In His Service,