Sunday, March 19, 2017

Happy first day of Spring!!

Psalm 104:12

The birds of the sky nest by the waters: They sing among the branches.

Today is the first day of Spring... and I love Spring!  
I love the new-ness of it all. New growth, the days are warmer and the birds are singing!  Over the years, I've observed over 30 different kinds of birds in my yard, but I think my favorite is the cardinal.  

the tells us:
"The cardinal has such a Christian significance, that even the high priests of the catholic church are given that name.  The cardinal is symbolic of the living blood of Christ.  As well as the symbol of vitality, and in the Christian contest, that vitality is everlasting.... "By His blood we are freed from sin to serve the living God, to glorify Him, and to enjoy Him forever."  Ephesians 1:7"

"Traditionally, the cardinal is symbolic of life, hope and restoration.  These symbols connect cardinal birds to our living faith, and so they come to remind us, that though circumstances might look bleak, dark and despairing, there is always "hope."

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