Yesterday was sunny with temps in the 60’sF. I worked in the garden making alterations on a climbing green bean post and overhead cables. Looking at the weather forecast for Friday, the 14th, I see we should have temperatures in the low to mid 50’s so I don’t plan to blow snow.
I also worked some on my bee hives! Over the winter I seem to have lost three of my six hives. Why? They either ran out of food due to not being able to loosen the ball they create for heat; or the mites, producing a virus, killed them off.
I had a good report from the Summit County Bee Inspector in September. So I backed off with my treatment that would have eliminated the mites!
Using the winter of 2013-14, I saw lots of transition going on. Spring will come but it may take some time. Who knows? We might just jump into summer and lose the time of spring! Oh my! I certainly hope not!
Anyway, on the 12th, I watched the bees flying! The new bees were orienting themselves to the scent of their respective hives, then later seemingly just learning where to fly and return! They have to transition from being inside the hive boxes to the outdoors!
And I also noticed many who did fly high and wide, heading toward the river! I think because the flora along the riverbanks is a bit ahead of the tree buds behind my house. Yet I did see a significant number of bees heading into the maples that grow there.
Transition! And as the trees, shrubs and flowers grow and bloom, the bees will continue to be in a state of transition throughout the year!
But that does not happen to HUMANS, RIGHT?
Well, for this human, it did! I was like a bee this past winter, most days by just staying in the house when it was cold; only leaving to buy food & plow the driveway and sidewalks.
Oh, I went out on warm days just to catch a few rays maybe!
And then there was church! I did not go to church one Sunday because my driveway had drifted with over 2 feet of snow. And then felt guilty because Rev. Zeke told me a good number of you made it anyway.
Because of Rev. Zeke’s ministry among us, I am feeling very differently toward serving at St. John’s. It is hard to explain! Perhaps some of you feel the same way? What is it? Yes! Zeke is young, outgoing, a great preacher, and sometime, moves at the speed of sound!
To me, it is a time of transition? From the old to the new? From the dullness of winter into the hope of spring? Has God, although God has been inside the souls of us all, beginning to be felt by many?
I know the questions! But I don’t know the answers! And then I ask myself, “Is it important to know the answers?” As important as letting me, and you, move with this season of transition?
I am not sure but I think it is going to be one heck of a ride for us all!
One thing I DO know! Although God’s creation changes: God remains the same! Still in love with you and I!
So, go in peace to love and serve the Lord!