Azaleas have to be one of the best things about spring.
Except for cherry blossoms.
And — well — name your favorite flower.
or dotted with raindrops
or bouncing happily in the breeze —
not devoting some time to admiring such a gift seems highly ungrateful.
There would be little future for flowers, though, if not for the bees that busily make their way from one to the next like fertility specialists, spreading pollen and assisting plants in doing their reproductive thing.
Amazing how it all works together,
earth and air,
rain and sun,
the profligate blossoms,
the sensory feast,
psalms without words.
Professor of Old Testament at Campbell University Divinity School in Buies Creek, North Carolina, and the Contributing Editor and Curriculum Writer at Good Faith Media.