I think of the garden after the rain;
And hope to my heart comes singing,
At morn the cherry-blooms will be white,
And the Easter bells be ringing!
-- Edna Dean Proctor
"So let us know, let us press on to know the Lord. His going forth is as certain as the dawn; and He will come to us like the rain, like the spring rain watering the earth" (Hosea 6:3).
Well pleaseth me the sweet time of Easter
That maketh the leaf and the flower come out.
-- Bertran de Born
" 'Come now, and let us reason together,' says the Lord, 'Though your sins are as scarlet, they will be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they will be like wool' " (Isaiah 1:18).
Ye sleeping buds, break
Open your green cerements, and wake
To fragrant blossoming for His sweet sake.
-- Margaret French Patton