Spring is Coming

Tracy Friesen

Chilliwack, Canada

Artist's Description

I’m at odds with myself about this image. I did it for a challenge and it’s darker in tone and feel than my usual taste. But every time I look at it, it reminds me of a Steven Curtis Chapman song, “Spring is Coming”. If you have never heard Steven Curtis Chapman’s story, his 5-year-old daughter was accidentally killed when she ran in the path of a vehicle being driven by his teenage son. It was a terrible tragedy, and the testimony of his faith has been profound in the aftermath. I love the words to his song, “Spring is Coming”. We may not always know when it’s coming, but it will come. In the midst of darkness, we can remember that spring always follows winter, and God is faithful.

SPRING IS COMING by Steven Curtis Chapman

We planted the seed while the tears of our grief soaked the ground
The sky lost its’ sun and the world lost its’ green to lifeless brown
Now the chill in the wind has turned the Earth hard as stone
And silent the seed lies beneath ice and snow
And my heart’s heavy now, but I’m not letting go
Of this hope I have that tells me

(Chorus)
Spring is coming, Spring is coming
And all we’ve been hoping and longing for
Soon will appear
Spring is coming, Spring is coming
It won’t be long now
It’s just about here

Hear the birds start to sing
Feel the life in the breeze
Watch the ice melt away
The kids are coming out to play
Feel the sun on your skin
Growing strong and warm again
Watch the ground
There’s something moving
Something is breaking through
New life is breaking through

Repeat Chorus

Spring is coming (Out of these ashes beauty will rise)
Spring is coming (Sorrow will be turned to joy)
All we’ve been hoping and longing for (All we’ve hoped for)
Soon will appear (soon will appear)
Spring is coming (Out of the darkness beauty will shine)
Spring is coming (All Earth and Heaven rejoice)
It won’t be long now (Spring is coming soon)
It’s just about here (Spring is coming soon)

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