Spring and the Resurrection

March 20, 2013 | Tags: ,

cherry-blossoms

My love calls to me:

Arise, my darling.
Come away, my beautiful one.
For now the winter is past;
the rain has ended and gone away.
The blossoms appear in the countryside.
The time of singing has come,
and the turtledove’s cooing is heard in our land.
The fig tree ripens its figs;
the blossoming vines give off their fragrance.
Arise, my darling.
Come away, my beautiful one.

Song of Songs 2:10-13

Today is the first day of spring. In central Virginia where I live, it has seemed to be a long, drawn out winter. It has been dark too–many cloudy and rainy/snowy days have filled our February and early-mid March. But thankfully, seasons do not last forever.

The Bible says, “Praise be to the name of God for ever and ever; wisdom and power are his. He changes times and seasons…” (Dan. 2:20-21 NIV). There is something so hopeful in that truth. He changes times and seasons. Our winter seasons do give way to spring. God will turn our cold, dark and cloudy days into beautiful days of sunshine, warmth, and spring blossoms. And we owe that hope to Jesus and the resurrection.

The resurrection means new life. Regenerated life. Renewed life. Death has been defeated. The darkness passes and the true light shines. We get to witness the resurrection of Jesus every year in the spring. The “death” of winter gives way to the “new life” of spring. The birds come back singing. The bare trees begin to bud. The brown grass turns green again. New life. New hope. A new chance–the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Take some time today to meditate on the resurrection. What does it mean to you personally? What hope has God given you in this new spring season? Thank Him today for the power of the resurrection and the new life it brings to you and me.

Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in Me, even if he dies, will live.

-John 11:25

By Courtney Silberman

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