Springtime renewal and restoration

One day in early spring I woke up feeling anything but cheerful and energetic. I was feeling very uncomfortable and strange. When I got out of bed, I had difficulty moving and couldn’t seem to think straight. I went to my favorite chair and attempted to do what I always do in the morning, which is to read the Christian Science Bible Lesson for that week. Each weekly Lesson consists of passages from the Bible and the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy. However, I couldn’t concentrate at all; even reading seemed to require too much effort. Everything felt so off-kilter, and I was puzzled as to what was going on.

So I put the two books down by my side and just sat, quietly asking God to reveal to me what I needed to know. The words “spring fever” came to mind, and it occurred to me that I needed to pray specifically about the general belief that certain physical symptoms may be associated with the changes in weather and daylight hours at this time of year.

The chair I was sitting in faced a large window in my living room, and it looked out on a lovely patio, which had three large flower pots. I hadn’t yet planted any fresh flowers in the pots, but each pot had a large willow tree planted in it. The way those trees came to be in the pots was a funny story, and my husband and I always smile when we think of it.

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