Today's blog post will be in song form. On time4thinkers.com, the website of the youth department of The First Church of Christ, Scientist, there is a section called the Weekly Musician. It features spiritually focused songs that are performed by Christian Scientists. This week's song is one that my brother Stephen and I recorded together. You can listen to it here.
Before the song, The Deep Things of God, there is a brief introduction where I speak about the inspiration for the song (based on I Corinthians 2:9, 10) . Without being repetitive, I will just say I'm so grateful that each one of us has a natural ability to "go deeper" and discern the meaning of things around us every day on a level beyond what the material senses tell us.
This awareness has been especially helpful to me during this year of what has been a very late arriving spring in New England. It seemed for weeks that these trees would never bloom. But experience has taught me that even when "the birch looks bare in the dead of winter", as the song says, there are living buds within, yet to be revealed to us. In Science and Health, Mary Baker Eddy writes: "Love giveth to the least spiritual idea might, immortality, and goodness, which shine through all as the blossom shines through the bud" (p. 518).
Yesterday, as I delighted in I watched three little cottontail bunnies romp around, I proclaimed that finally, as of May 5, spring must have officially arrived. There are still trees that look bare, but their blossoms simply will have to unfold soon under the influence of the sun's warmth. May our lives bloom as freely and fully as those trees, and may we enjoy the promise of the blossoms even as we smile at the buds, knowing that the deep things of God will be revealed.