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Friday, April 10, 2015

Spring!


“For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone; The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, the voice of the turtle [turtledove] is heard in our land; The fig tree putteth forth her green figs; the vines with the tender grape give a good smell. Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away.”  (Song of Songs 2:11-13 KJV)

Spring is here (may be not fully, depending on where you live)! The winter is ended for this year. Cold days slowly give way to warmer days, along with spring rain showers and thunderstorms—storms that show God’s power.

Rains refresh the land in spring, similarly, each day we can receive refreshing spiritual “rain” through communing with the Holy Spirit.

A hint of spring is in the air. In some areas pollen can be seen floating in the air, covering everything in its path! Though spring may begin tentatively at first; suddenly, flowers burst out in spring time glory. Grass slowly turns from a dead brown to a lively green. Meanwhile, trees ever so slowly grow leaves that will provide shade on hot summer days.

Spring seems to be a time for renewal—renewal of creation and renewal in our daily lives. Many take time to do “spring cleaning”. Spring cleaning can be a literal cleaning of our physical environments; it can also be more metaphorical in the cleaning of our inner lives.

The potential of new life is waiting to spring forth from the ground.

Trees are budding—leaves beginning to appear, the grass is becoming green, birds are returning from wintering in the South. Flowers are beginning to appear, reminding us of the new life that is possible through Christ.

Soon we will see young animals beginning their lives. There is much beauty in watching nature come to life again; but there is much more joy and beauty in seeing the transformation that is possible when people accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. It is here that true, powerful transformation is seen.

Do you know Jesus as your Savior and Lord? If not, why not turn to Him today asking Him to forgive your sins and come into your heart and life? Please see my earlier posts: Salvation, A New Creation, and Counting the Cost.

Spring gives us hope that the long, cold days (mourning) of winter are over and the time of warmer days (joy) of spring are here. Likewise, Jesus gives us hope—hope for our lives here and now and hope for a glorious future for all eternity!

What are you looking forward to this spring?

How do you fresh yourself spiritually?



Please join with me in prayer:

God of Creation, thank You for the beauty of the spring with all of the new life springing forth.  Help us to stop and take in the beauty of Your creation that is all around us. Remind us of the new life that we have in You and that others can have as well. We thank and praise You for that new life. Grant us the courage and desire we need to share Jesus with others. In Jesus’ name.  Amen. 

From My Heart to Yours

Kim 


6 comments:

  1. Yes, spring is here! May we be renewed inside and out by the beauty of God's creation and the love of Jesus.
    Love and blessings, Kim!

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    1. Hi Martha! Thank you for stopping by. It's amazing to see renewal in God's wonderful creation during this season. How can people say there isn't a God?

      Love and blessings!

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  2. Hi Kim! I am so looking forward to the thaw in the temps, and getting back outside! I broke my leg in January, and its been a very 'shut-in' winter season. The warming temps are really welcome! Oh, and the flowers. It's wonderful to see them again :)
    Have a restful night,
    Ceil

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    1. Hi Ceil! Thanks for stopping by and commenting. I imagine you are more than ready to get outside after being in for so long with your broken leg. Yes, it's wonderful to see flowers again! :)

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  3. Spring is certainly here in Northern CA. Blessings to you.

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    1. Hi Kim! Thank you for stopping by and commenting. I'm sure that spring has its unique beauty throughout this country of ours.

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