Hebrews 2:12b – In the midst of the assembly I will sing praise to You. (NKJV)
Although we live in town, my daily walk takes me into the country. Just a few minutes down the abandoned rail line at a swift pace, I am away from traffic and noise, and I am able to enjoy a certain peace found only in nature.
As I walk through marshes, forests, and farmland, I enjoy watching the seasons progress: from summer jewel tones, to fall's harvest colours, to winter white, and then to spring's awakening. There is something to enjoy in every season. I am particularly partial to God's mysteries coming to life in the spring.
One sign that spring has definitely arrived is the song of the spring peepers. The first frog emerging from its winter shelter of mud is soon joined by a chorus of others. After a few days, the woods are filled with their song. They are timid creatures, however, and as I walk too near their habitat, they quiet, only to be heard again after I pass.
We, too, are sometimes like the spring peepers. Although we may easily share our faith with like-minded believers, we are often too timid to lift our voices in praise if we are unsure of our company. It is sometimes difficult to share our hearts with others. And yet, they may be the ones whom God has placed in our path so that we might reveal His Word to them.
Prayer: God of spring, summer, winter, and fall, You have shown us a wonderful love. Help us to share our faith in all that we do, with all people. Amen.