The promise

When winter is around us, we cannot see the spring;
but still we know,
despite the snow,
that spring will come one day.

With night-time’s darkness round us, we cannot see the sun;
but still we know,
as shadows go,
that dawn will break next day.

When seeds are sown in spring-time, we cannot see the flowers;
but still we know,
prepared below,
a flower will greet the day.

Though God is all around us, we cannot see his face;
but still we know;
our love says so!
God lives in every day.

from ‘Called to praise’, an anthology compiled by Donald Hilton, Christian education, 2005