Taking a few days to stop and retreat for time alone with the Lord has already brought such rest to my body and soul.
I'm trying to tune my ear to the Spirit and just follow his lead during these quiet days in Croatia, which led to a walk outside this afternoon.
I didn't have to go far to see these wonders of spring around me.
These splashes of color and signs of life remind me that after the winter, spring always comes. This is no less true in the spiritual world; perhaps even more so than in the physical world.
Without a time of hibernation, these blossoms wouldn't arrive. The plants needed the time for recharge in order to refresh for another season of fruitfulness.
I am praying the same for me, even if it's just for a few days of being still.