[Congressional Record Volume 156, Number 43 (Sunday, March 21, 2010)]
[Page H1819]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]


  The Chaplain, the Reverend Daniel P. Coughlin, offered the following 
  ``This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad.'' In 
many ways, every day is fresh and a new beginning. The past is more 
easily forgotten. The future is less uncertain.
  But today is especially new for us, Lord. So we praise You and we 
thank You. The cold winter and blankets of snow are set aside and the 
sunlight brings forth new life. The long waiting is over. Hope and 
promise are in the air.
  For us, Lord, it is spring. The equinox has silently occurred, but we 
may not have been aware because our Earth was spinning so fast, and we 
did not notice our tilt to Your sun.
  Help us, Lord, to understand our ever-changing world better. Never 
let us lose perspective. Although it is spring for us, for another half 
of the world, it is the beginning of fall. Help us to hold on to You, 
Lord, now and forever.