Goodness has many aspects.
One of them is delightful. The change of seasons is good, actually delightful. Instead of being vertically oriented to the sun, the earth is tilted at 23.44 degrees toward the ecliptic of the sun. This also orients the earth to appear to move around the North Star. It is this slight tip from vertical which produces seasonal change. As the earth moves about the sun during the year, it causes seasons in the northern and southern hemispheres. For the northern hemisphere spring is the time when axial tilt moves the northern half of earth slightly closer to the radiant energy of the sun.
Many things occur all because of this slight tip away from vertical. The season changes. Temperatures warm, snow melts, sap flows, plants begin growing, migration begins. These are big things. Little things are just as amazing. These are a part of the goodness of earth inhabitation.
The little things of spring are part of what is splendid. As the northward movement of solar radiation increases snow melts. It begins on the south edges of the land. Snow melts from the base of tree trunks as solar power warms them. Because of increasing solar heat on the earth snow on the ground begins. Early snow melt creates intense beauty, excellent, superior, and splendid beauty. Lace like and crystal-clear ice compositions are formed. Framing the earth below, creating a crystal canopy, they change every day. They disappear in days.
These little things reveal goodness. We seldom give them a second look. They teach us about goodness.
Another aspect of goodness is reliable. You can depend on it. The goodness on my mind now is one which never fails. This goodness is completely, steadfast and always dependable.
This goodness is blameless. Before time began this goodness has been perfect. Into everlasting eternity this goodness will be faultless, impeccable, without flaw. That’s forever.
We know that no human goodness could ever equal a goodness like this.
God is good. He is beyond our comprehension good. Read what He tells us about his goodness.
How great is the goodness you have stored up for those who fear you. You lavish it on those who come to you for protection, blessing them before the watching world. Psalm 31:19
Do you see the word stored? God goodness beyond understanding. Stored means stockpiled in God’s warehouse. How big is that? How much is that?
Who is God’s goodness for?
Read again how you receive it…come.
Spring reminds me of goodness, seen and stored.