“See! The winter is past; the rains are over and gone. Flowers appear on the earth ; the season of singing has come…”
Song of Songs 2:11-12
The season we call spring has arrived. Many of us look forward to this time of the year when the grass starts to turn green again, flowers bloom, and birds can be heard singing as they build their nests in the budding trees. Baby animals are born. New life is everywhere we look! We are certainly blessed to know that our awesome God planned the seasons when He created the world. (Genesis 1:14)
But nature is not the only place we can see these changes. Through God’s plan of salvation, we too can be renewed and receive a new life. Paul says in 2 Corinthians 5:17, “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come.”
Spring is a great time to accept this forgiveness of sins and start a new life. The Bible teaches that “if you confess with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord’ and believe that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved”, Romans 10:9.
Thank you Lord for spring, but most of all, thank you for a chance to become new in You. Winter has passed, let the new life begin!