I love Easter because it's not commercial like other holidays.  Easter has a certain innocence, a freshness if you will and with it comes a powerful message.  For some that means religion.  For the little ones Easter means candy, the Easter Bunny and colorful eggs.  No matter how you celebrate Easter Sunday today, you can't help but notice all the flowers.

For many of our listeners in the Greater Binghamton area, flower bulbs have been popping up out of the ground for a few weeks now.  My land has seen its share of crocus and snowdrops.  Already I am seeing early previews of grape hyacinth, daffodils and hyacinth, so it shouldn't be much longer.
Easter and flowers are synonymous with each other.  In fact, the bible has many references to the beauty of nature and flowers specifically.  With this being Easter Sunday, I thought I would share a few.
Happy Easter to you and yours from all from your Hawk family.
  • Luke 12:27-28:   "Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; but I tell you, not even Solomon in all his glory clothed himself like one of these. "But if God so clothes the grass in the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the furnace, how much more will He clothe you? You men of little faith!
  • Isaiah 40:8:  The grass withers, the flower fades, But the word of our God stands forever.
  • Song of Solomon 2:1:   "I am the rose of Sharon, The lily of the valleys." "Like a lily among the thorns, So is my darling among the maidens."
  • Job 14:2:  "Like a flower he comes forth and withers He also flees like a shadow and does not remain.