Spring has arrived

Lillies in a fieldEach season holds a certain charm and promise.  Summer brings with it the importance of warmth in our daily life. Fall shows us that change and transition are beautiful and a necessary part of life. Winter shows us that change can be hard and cold but we can always make it to the next season, Spring.

Oh Spring. It is a beautiful season. It is full of promise.

As I look around at the flowers blooming, gardens growing, and trees budding; I am reminded of one of my favorite bible verses. Luke 12:27-28 “Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin…If then God so clothes the grass, which today is in the field and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, How much more will he clothe you, O you of little faith?”

Flowers grow and bloom every spring with no worry or effort; no matter how rough a winter they had. God provides for them to grow and he plans for it.

The youth we serve here at the Boys and Girls Homes of NC have had their rough winters; some of them are still in that season. We strive to teach and show them that no matter what season you are in, what has happened in your past; there will always be a spring. Just like the lilies and the grass don’t worry about spring coming, neither should we. 

We encourage Spring to be here year round. We provide several programs to help foster growth and change such as recreational therapy, weekly bible studies, and events. These programs and activities are truly having a positive impact on our youth. We had a new youth join our program during a bible study time.  She stated that the bible study and activity helped her not to worry about where she was or what her plans were. She knew that she was safe and that her season was changing.

Transitioning from one season to another is not always easy and it can take time but if God provides and plans for flowers each season; imagine how much more he plans for his children. We only need to have faith that our winter won’t last because Spring is coming.

Sarah Creech, BSN, RN, is the Director of Nursing at Boys & Girls Homes of North Carolina.

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