|Posted on March 18, 2018 at 10:05 AM|
Yes, in just two ways, spring will be here and I couldn't be happier.
As I sit here this morning and look out at my freshly mowed lawn (Yes, I broke down and mowed it for the first time yesterday) and I see our cat, still in her winter coat, I am reminded of the changing of the seasons and how they affect us. I, like most people, love the spring. I love the feel of the warm spring time sun as it breaks the grip of the cold hand of winter. I love the sight of new life breaking forth on trees, which just a few days ago looked lifeless and barren. I love to see new life breaking forth as flowers, which had dried up and had lain barren during the cold winter months, suddenly break out of lifeless soil. They push their green slender bodies up through the cold lifeless soil towards the warmth of the springtime sun. Yes, I love the fresh green of the grass and the green of the trees as they once again adorn themselves in their bright springtime coat of new leaves. Yes, I love the flowers and the colors that are all a part of the new life that spring brings. And, yes, I am filled with joy as I anticipate all of these things.
In Ecclesiastes 3:1, King Solomon wrote: “To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.” The passage goes on to say,: “A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;...”
Yes, in life we find that there are many seasons, but I am afraid that, far too often, we get so focused upon the seasons of this life that we forget about the season of the life to come. The glory of new, that is, real life in a place where there is no death. A place where the curse of sin has no power. A place where the glory of God’s presence is the reality of life!
Yes, I enjoy the change from winter to spring, but that is nothing in comparison to what is to come! Yes, sometimes this world may be dark and dreary and the cold of sin’s dark curse may bite like the cold winter wind, but don’t lose hope, there is a better day coming. A new spring, a spring like we have never seen before, a spring where the warmth of God’s love and the Glory of God’s presence will surround us and fill us in ways that we can’t begin to imagine. -Pastor Tim
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