For months I stood at the window and watched the barren trees stand firmly grounded in the dark dirt. No sign of life to be found. There was snow, wind, ice, and rain that beat down making puddles and impressions along the way. Some of the storms were so strong they made us take cover in the basement or stay inside for days on end. Winter can be long and lonely.
Now I stand outside exposed to the elements and I feel the gentle warmth of the sunshine. I close my eyes and breathe deeply as the cool breeze lightly brushes across my face. The smell of the fresh-cut lawn fills the air and I anticipate the sight of colorful flowers that will begin to bloom over the next few weeks.
Before we know it, the sun will beat down so hard that we will lather in sunblock, find shade under umbrellas, and squint until the wrinkles in our forehead begin to look like part of who we are. The season will change again without warning and we’ll be longing for cooler temperatures. It’s just the way it goes. One season comes, and we begin to anticipate the next.
Before you wish away the days until summer, take a long look around you. As new life begins to spring forth from the earth, eggs hatch, flowers bloom, and pollen fills the air, enjoy the simple beauty of the season.
It’s the season of a new beginning. New beginnings are one of the most beautiful things on earth. If we miss the newness of each season, we are missing a beautiful gift God has freely created for us.
When you see the tiny green buds, let it remind you that you too are growing. Though you may not be able to see the little buds in your life, God is creating something spectacular deep beneath the surface. It might not be until the next season of your life that you see the flowers bloom.
When you hear the birds and consider the eggs that soon will hatch, remember your new life in Christ and the way an old life has been transformed. If you are longing for transformation, there is warmth and comfort in placing all your faith in Jesus. You can have new life, and a new song will begin to fill the air.
When you feel the warmth of the sun on your skin, be encouraged that God is near. Allow His presence to soak into your soul and saturate every part of your life. He wants to comfort you in whatever season of life you are in.
When you experience the rain showers of spring, let it be a beautiful picture of God’s washing and bringing forth of new life. He makes dead things come to life. He makes old things become new again. He makes barren land become filled with fruit. He makes sinful lives whole again. He washes away bitterness and gives peace and healing to all who seek Him. Just as the rain cleanses and gives life to the land, Jesus blood washes away our sin and gives life to empty barren souls.
Sometimes we long for the seasons of our life to pass quickly to escape the storms, the rain, and the wind, but God’s beauty can shine in every season. How beautiful when we sit back and admire the beauty of spring and all God shows us through His creation.
If you are in a season that feels cold, lonely, and dry, I hope you will find joy in the simple beauty of this new season God has given to us.
If you need prayer in the current season of your life, leave a comment below. I would also love to hear what your favorite season is and why!
Love & Blessings,
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