Friday, April 15, 2016

Spring Time!

“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)

*Note: This is an edited post from April 10, 2015 titled Spring! 

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.  When we lack spiritual “rain”, we discover dryness, cracks, and bareness in our spirits. 

How do you refresh your spirit? 

Photo Credit C. Meissner

A hint of spring is in the air. Hopefully, it is gentle breezes and not strong winds that cause random objects to tumble down the street!  

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.

What do you think about an inner “spring cleaning”?  How do you “spring clean” your inner man?

Photo Credit C. Meissner

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 spring with all of the new life springing forth.  Help us to stop and absorb 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 we pray. Amen.  

From My Heart to Yours,



  1. May God's Spring dwell eternally in our hearts! Wonderful, uplifting post, Kim. :)
    Love and blessings!

    1. Amen, Martha, amen! I'm glad my post was encouraging to you today.

      Love and blessings!

  2. Hi Kim! Don't you just love the coming of Spring? The warmth and growth of it all, it's like the earth renews itself, just as you mentioned.
    Personally, Easter is a formal renewal for me. Remembering my redemption, asking forgiveness for my part in Christ's sacrifice, and promising to try and do better. Of course, that's a tall order for me, but God knows that! My bulbs are starting to bloom, and there's so much to clear so they can really 'take off'. It's a good lesson for me. Clear the clutter, so that new things can grow!
    Weekend blessings,

    1. Hi Ceil! I try to love spring because of the beauty--allergies make it a bit challenging at times (and mine are mild/moderate). Easter is a great time for remembering your redemption and fully considering Christ's sacrifice for us. It is exciting to see bulbs start to bloom--such amazing colors! Clearing the clutter for new things to grow is a tall order (whether it's physical objects or metaphorical objects), yet it is doable with the Lord's guidance and help.

      Blessings for your weekend,



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