Step Into Spring

Today as we approach the final days of April, and the the close of the Easter celebrations, we may feel ourselves falling into Spring with heightened expectations for a blossoming season with a glorious Summer to follow. Ecclesiastes 3 speaks of a time and a season for everything and it is befitting all seasons and changes in life. Every life stage brings new experiences and prospects for great interactions, leading to new interactions and new relationships. Read the short passage below.

  1. There is a time for everything
    and a season for every activity under the heavens:
  2. a time to be born and a time to die,
    a time to plant and a time to uproot,
  3. a time to kill and a time to heal,
    a time to tear down and a time to build,
  4. a time to weep and a time to laugh,
    a time to mourn and a time to dance,
  5. a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
    a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
  6. a time to search and a time to give up,
    a time to keep and a time to throw away,
  7. a time to tear and a time to mend,
    a time to be silent and a time to speak,

Solomon embraces the continued belief that every life that is lived in Christ, is a life that exists with purpose. Spring usually means that trees that have been bare for the Winter, now begin to bud and prepare for a Summer blossoming. Bulbs that have been slumbering under the icy ground, begin to break out in new growth ready to push through the warming earth. It is a sweet song of Spring, of the fertility of God's earth; and from the song of Spring, joy is released in us and we know that it is a time of new birth.

In this time, we can be reminded again, that another season presents opportunities for new moments of laughter, joy, a time to build something up, a time to clean out our closets and throw something away or give it away as a blessing to someone else. It is a time to mend those broken relationships or start new ones. A time when there may be sadness and pain, but a time when the pain will turn into joy. This is the assurance we enjoy as the Heirs of Christ.

So as the Easter celebration passes, we take a moment to remember that His cross is ever present in our lives beyond this remembrance. Jesus Christ who gave it all willingly for us, provides through His death and resurrection, a re-birth. This new life is like Spring over and over again within us, moving us from buds, which multiply in the earth, resist the cold and freezing ground to spring up into new life that shines the glory of Jesus Christ.