For once you were darkness, but now in the Lord you are light. Live as children of light— for the fruit of the light is found in all that is good and right and true. Try to find out what is pleasing to the Lord.
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There is a Robert Frost poem "Two Tramps at Mud Time" that includes a description so true of a New England spring.
"The sun was warm but the wind was chill.
You know how it is with an April day
When the sun is out and the wind is still,
You're one month on in the middle of May.
But if you so much as dare to speak,
A cloud comes over the sunlit arch,
A wind comes off a frozen peak,
And you're two months back in the middle of March."
As a sinner and saint, as a child of darkness and light, I understand what it is to feel the warmth of spring and the cold of winter almost in the same breath, the same puff of wind. Those who linger in the darkness are at best fool and at worse, dangerous. Those who pretend to dance only in the light are the most foolish and perhaps most dangerous of all. Children of God's light understand spring and its promise and winter and its threat. The Christian life is one for all seasons, to be lived intentionally and honestly. It is to be lived leaning in to all that is good and right and true.
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Call your children, Lord, call us to attend to your will and your ways. Amen.