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May already!  This year May’s a word to evoke a lot of reaction from frustration to jollity.  From Theresa to Maypole.  This year, too, there is especial pleasure in the burgeoning of nature all around us.  I am reminded of A.E.Houseman’s poem—

 

Loveliest of trees, the cherry now

Is hung with bloom along the bough,

And stands about the woodland ride

Wearing white for Eastertide

 

Now, of my threescore years and ten,

Twenty will not come again,

And take from seventy springs a score,

It only leaves me fifty more

 

And since to look at things in bloom

Fifty springs are little room,

About the woodlands I will go

To see the cherry hung with snow.

 

I recall this poem every Spring and am reminded of the constancy of Nature and the world about us as well as the brief time we have to enjoy the blessings that God gives.  The older I get the more they mean to me.

 

But what a pity our careless use of everything that is on offer on  this wonderful  planet we inhabit bids fair to destroy it.  People in  many parts of the world are already experiencing the effects of it.

 

But God is constant.  In Genesis we read, ‘While the earth remains, seed-time and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter shall not cease.”

 

It’s in our hands to make the most of it!  God is constant amid all the changes that this life brings.   Trust Him!

                                                                               Peter Brewer

 


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