In His Praise — April 14, 2024

“Flowers appear on the earth; the season of singing has come…”

Song of  Songs 2:12a

As winter turns to spring we are once again reminded of the awesomeness of our God! Brown, faded grass turns into lush green, dead bulbs sprout and burst into colorful flowers, and bare trees are soon covered in lovely green leaves and blossoms. Birds chirp joyfully as they prepare their nests for the new life they will hold. The warmer temperatures seem to give all of nature a boost! People are energized to be outside more and we enjoy all of God’s creations.

Spring is a great testament of our Father’s love for us. Just as the earth is brought back to life after its long winter nap, so God can renew and rejuvenate our lives. His word says that we were all once “dead in our transgressions and sins, but because of God’s  great love and mercy for us we were made alive in Christ”. (Paraphrased Ephesians 2:1-4)

It may seem at times that our lives are stuck in the dead winter. We find no joy, no peace, no hope, no reason for being. But there is good news! Jesus’ death on the cross and resurrection from the dead has made it possible for anyone to have new life in Him. When we believe He died to save us from our sins and confess Him  as our Savior, the renewing begins! The old is gone and a new creation has come. (Paraphrased 2 Corinthians 5:17)

The best part, though, is that unlike the changing seasons, once we have accepted this free gift of salvation, it will never change. We are God’s child forever and just like the warm spring sun, He is always there to strengthen us, renew us and restore us. 

What an awesome God we serve!

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