The flowers are blooming, birds chirping, and butterflies in our gardens… welcome the beauty of Spring! The newness of this season masks the dreary winters and the heat of the summer the earth endured. For a short time, there is a glimpse of life on earth. I believe God created these seasons to mimic the seasons we experience in our lives: sometimes dreary, sometimes dry…BUT through it all we can experience this NEWNESS of life each and every day. How?
“For as the rain comes down, and the snow from heaven, and do not return there, but water the earth, and make it bring forth and bud, that is may give seed to the sower and bread to the eater, so shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; it shall not return to Me void, but it shall accomplish what I please, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it. For you shall go out with joy, and be lead out with peace….” Isaiah 55:10- 12a
“Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.” Romans 6:4