This is one of my favorite times of the year, when spring is just around the corner--the azaleas are in full bloom with beautiful colors, the redbud trees are brilliant pink, and the dogwoods are about to bloom. All the trees are just putting on new leaves and turning our world to beautiful shades of green.
It is like the world comes alive again, or awakens from a deep sleep. The temperatures warm up, gardens are planted and everyone seems busy. I like to pause and think about how God, through nature, reveals new life. Springtime in our area is a beautiful picture of the resurrection of Christ and the new life we can have through Him and His sacrifice for us at the cross.
The New Testament declares,
"Those in Christ are a new creation, old things are passed away and all things have become new.” 2 Corinthians 5:17
Freshly planted seeds bursting through the warm soil in the fields, the budding flowers and the birds building their nests and raising their young are all springtime signs of new life.
May each of us thank God for allowing us to witness His handiwork in another spring season, and especially thank Him for the new life He gave us when we came out of darkness and surrendered ourselves to Him in faith. We have been made new creations in Him. To God belongs all the glory.