Spring has Sprung


Spring has sprung

Well spring has officially sprung, the flowers are beginning to bud and the lighter nights are here. Don’t you just love spring, the brightness, the new life all around us in nature and who could forget the Easter celebrations. Spring represents for me hope. All that is possible. Everything made new. What about you do you have a favourite season? With each season there is always something wonderful to explore or enjoy and as one moves into another, I can’t help but marvel at how great our creator is.

In the book of Daniel 2v21 we read that God “changes times and seasons” and that “for everything there is a season and a time for every matter under heaven (Ecclesiastes 3 v 1.) God has also promised us that as long as earth remains “seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night, shall not cease”. When I think of the sovereignty of God and just how precisely he takes care of the seasons, I wonder why I am so apprehensive about the change in seasons in my own life. For if he is in control, why need I fear at all?

We all go through different seasons in our lives For instance there may have been a time to travel and explore and now you’re in a season of settling down and starting a family. Or a time to be educated and now is the time to work or having worked, maybe it is time to retire? We will all be able to testify to those seasons in our life that have been difficult, perhaps times of great sorrow or pain. It’s easy to be content and joyful when things are going great but what about those wilderness seasons, how do we get through them?

In my own experience it has been during those wilderness seasons that I have encountered our creator in a more intimate and powerful way. Perhaps this is down to the fact that the wilderness season feels like it is usually experienced alone. There is normally no competition for our attention or comparison for us to relate to as he leads us away from all of that so there is just you and Jesus. He removes us from the distractions and noise so that we will hear only his voice. Even though the wilderness season can be difficult, the beauty of his presence and comfort of his embrace so often make it worthwhile.

So what season are you in right now? It may be a time to laugh, a time to heal, a time to reap or a time to sow? No matter what season you’re in you can rejoice, for the Lord is with you always and will never leave you. So if today you do find yourself in the wilderness be confident of this, that he is closer than ever before and that it’s in these seasons of our life that we grow.

I’d like to leave you with this encouragement and that is Spring has Sprung and it is a time of hope. So maybe it’s time for change, a time to make all things new, if so can I suggest you start at the cross where Jesus made all things new for you.

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! ... 2 Corinthians 5:17

Until next time

Debbie

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