Never let springtime come without drinking in its fragrance and filling your heart with its color like paints on the pallet of your heart. God has filled the world with things to taste, sounds to hear, colors and forms to see, textures to caress, and fragrances that call back memories from times forgotten. And for spirit-filled believers there is a sense beyond senses. It is a spiritual sensitivity activated by the indwelling Spirit of God. There is within a sense of wonder and awe. It is a sense of joy, peace, contentment, fulfillment, and satisfaction. These are feelings impossible to describe.
It is imperative that you fulfill your duties in life and keep your promises to others, but you should never loose sight of the fact that one of your primary duties to God and to yourself and those around you is to give the attention appropriate to God’s creation. He placed clues in creation and gave you eyes and ears and hands and a heart to enjoy them. Can it be less than a duty to do so?
Who is it but God who made a heart to leap up at the sound of a loved one’s voice?
Who but God put the fragrance and color in a flower?
Who put life and energy in your four-year-old sister Hope?
Who bathed creation in color and beauty?
Who was it who gave each bird his own score to sing?
Who created the brook that gurgles over smooth stones as it tumbles off the mountain?
Who was it who made the puppy to chase the boy and the kittens to tumble over one another?
Who made the eagle to bolt from the heavens to its prey?
Who made the checkered loon on the lake with its haunting call at dusk?
The One who made all of these is the same One who gave you the capacity to enjoy all of them. Can it be less than your duty to do so? It is pitiful, even sinful to ignore all the clues the Creator left for his children to follow. Never be guilty of that. To have eyes that are blind to beauty and ears that are deaf to birdsong is to squander the good and perfect gifts that come down from the Father of lights.