By Laurel Robinson
We cast off the slumbering ways that have overtaken us during the long nights and cold days of winter. Our minds are awakened by the sight of green buds popping out everywhere; birds dart and call; even insects that we haven’t seen in several months remind us that a new season is unfolding!
Spring is a time for cleaning, reaching into the dusty places with a clean, damp cloth. Wipe away the cobwebs. Sort through the clutter that has piled up. Re-home, re-purpose, recycle.
How about those resolutions we made in January? Now is a good time to re-assess them, and possibly renew our efforts. Or possibly renew our outlook: in making those resolutions, were we trying to make ourselves into something we are not called to be? Were we trying to please God, or man? Did we make those resolutions out of a love for the Lord, and a desire to give to Him all that we can?
There is a song lyric inspired by 2 Samuel 24:24 --
I will not offer anything that costs me nothing.
I’ll place before Him nothing less than my very best.
And if I’m called to sacrifice
It will be worthy of my Christ.
With the renewed energy and life we breathe in this spring, let us once again offer our all to Him.
Spring is a time for Easter. Long after the designated Sunday has passed, we can continue to bask. Rejoice in the truth that Christ is risen. He is making all things new. He who began a good work in you will be faithful to complete it.
Spring is a time for Faith, Hope, and Love.
If you are suffering or mourning this Easter season, my friend Kristin has some thoughts to share with you: