Sunday, March 10, 2013

Promise of Spring

Promise of Spring

March 23, 1975.

Palm Sunday.
Spring Day, Beautiful Day.
Birds chirpping.
Sun shining, 
not a cloud in the sky.

Promise of Spring.

A five year old boy,
"Will you play with me?"
Promise of Spring.

Two friends,
a swingset, 
a sandbox,
Promise of Spring.

Children hiding eyes
Mommies hiding eggs.
Promise of Spring.

A story,
A donkey,
and Palm Branches.
Promise of Spring.

Mommy is hurt.
Daddy is crying
while three lost children wait.
Promise of Spring?

A ride, a siren
A little boy asks, 
"Daddy, will you remember my Easter Basket?"
 Eyes close.
Promise of Spring?

A week later...

An altar, Preacher Daddy,
and three broken children,

"This is my Body which was broken for thee,
eat thou in remembrance of me..."
"This is my Blood that was shed for thee,
drink thou in remembrance of me..."

A mother in a hospital bed,
a cracker, and grape juice,
A vision...
A little boy walks hand in hand
with Jesus.

Yes, Promise of Spring.

When I survey the wondrous cross,
On which the Prince of glory died,
My riches gain I count, but loss,
And pour contempt on all my pride.

See from His head, His hands, His feet,
Sorrow and love flow mingled down;
Did e'er such love and sorrow meet,
Or thorns compose so rich a crown?

Were the whole realm of nature mind,
That were a present far too small; 
Love so amazing, so divine,
Demands my soul, my life, my all.

Sheila Walsh says, 
"As our Passover Lamb, Jesus connects us to God
and to each other through the pure,
spotless, and perfect sacrifice of Himself.
Despite how your might feel in your 
times of deep pain, you are NEVER alone.

Broken, shattered dreams 
for a family of six
and a little boy five.

Promise of Spring?


"Because He lives, you may live also."


  1. Absolutely Beautiful....I love this....Such a sweet and touching memorial to Brian....God Bless you,Bonnie

  2. Love this sweet post Bonnie. I was reading in the Message Bible in Lamentations 3:28 "When life is heavy and hard to take, go off by yourself. Enter the silence. Wait for hope to appear" I love that phrase "enter the silence" so much it has such promise for us. I too have lost a brother and so many more, I know this hurt, this pain. love,terri

  3. Beautiful post Bonnie. Yes, because he lives, I can face tomorrow. Blessings, Patti

  4. Hi Bonnie! By reading your other comments, you've lost someone you love. I'm so sorry. This is a lovely post and I'm so thankful our God is there to bring us through any trial. Thank you so much for coming to see me and your sweet comments.
    Shelia ;)

  5. Bonnie,
    Such a precious post.
    I wish I knew more the story behind this message.
    Whatever you've been through, are going through, know that you are never alone! I see you are a Woman of Faith!
    I've met so many amazing Christian women through blogging!!!
    Thank you for your sweet comment and visit today!
    I'll be back again, soon, dear one!

  6. l'm so glad you found my blog and thanks for your lovely comment..Lovely pics here and love the happy photo of your family. Hope your weekend is going great.

  7. Oh now you've gone and done got me crying here. I cannot tell you in words how beautiful this post is. I was just telling hubby about this the other day. Bittersweet....bitter because of the pain and sorrow....sweet because he is in the arms of Jesus. God bless you, my friend.


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