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May is my favorite month because it spells life with a capital L. 

As I sit on my back porch, I am being serenaded by a choir of birds who seem to know exactly who their Choral Director is. In fact, one could make the argument that they bellow different movements during various times of the morning.

I really want heaven to be a “forever May.” My senses surface with the sight of the daffodils, the scent of the lilacs, the visage of voluptuous wisteria and the beauty of my wife in a sumptuous sundress.

Just two weeks ago, the wisteria looked prettier than a prom queen. But, alas, like a young girl’s beauty, it was fleeting and now those same vines are trading their violets and shades of purple for green leaves. My heart gets heavier as I think that May is slipping away. 

But just as I was mourning the loss of my wisteria, I noticed that just across the driveway, my seventy-foot tulip tree is about to be in full blossom – something I call a “garden in a tree.” And near me now, a robust rhododendron signals that all is not lost and that June will be “busting out all over.” And the rippling water in my pool has a man-made charm all its own and promises me that many memories are still to come.

Like the spring, life insists that we say “goodbye” to our wisteria. But our Choral Director has arranged for a four-season garden of life and there is always something new to bloom. “No eye has seen, no ear has heard and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love Him.” 1 Corinthians 2:9

Even as we age, He promises that there is still more to come: “Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.” 2 Corinthians 4:16

Those in Christ really to get a “Forever May.” L’Chaim!







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