Watch for signs of spring and let it remind you of God’s gift of new life and salvation
” For now the winter is past; the rain has ended and gone away. The blossoms appear in the countryside. The time of singing has come, and the turtledove’s cooing is heard in our land.” Song of Solomon 2:11-12
Spring is here even though I’m still wearing a corduroy coat and scarf in Kentucky. Winter has a tight grip on spring’s efforts to make a grand entrance.
But I know it is spring, and not just because of the calendar. Two Canadian geese are paired up and making themselves at home in the lake across the road. They will be building a nest together soon and starting a family. There are buds on the forsythia bushes and the Bradford pear tree. Some of the daffodils have opened into blooms. And the birds are singing early in the morning.
In spite of cold temperatures, nature knows it’s springtime.
Passover occurs in spring, in the month of Nissan. This month actually begins the Hebrew religious calendar. God instructed Moses that this month was to be a new year for Israel to commemorate their new lives as they left the bonds of Egypt.
And isn’t springtime really more like the beginning of the year? This is when things come to life after long months of dormancy and their look of death. It’ s when we plant vegetable gardens and start new outdoor projects. The days become longer and we just have more energy.
So even if you are chilled to the bone, step outside and look for those signs that spring is really here and will soon be dressed in all her God-given glory. And while you are out there in nature, look up at the vast sky and remember the Creator who has given it all to us to enjoy. Thank Him for the beauty of a season of new life that reflects the newness of your life in Christ.
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