May Day

We salute thee with our early song, and welcome thee, and wish thee long. (John Milton, famed 17th century English poet)

Those were Milton’s words, celebrating the coming of May. May Day applauds the height of spring and the flowering of life. Austrian poet Rainer Maria Wilke put it this way: “Everything is blooming most restlessly; if it were voices instead of colors, there would be an unbelievable shrieking into the heart of the night.” Spring always emphasizes the joy of renewed life.

Anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun! (2 Corinthians 5:17)