And as it was budding, its blossoms came out, and its clusters produced ripe grapes. Genesis 40:10b (NAS)
As winter memories fade we begin to see new life springing forth everywhere we look. Tender shoots once again push their way through soil as the sun’s warm beams beckon. The trees look ready to burst into green lusciousness at any moment. The sounds are different, the smells are different. Spring is bursting forth!
There is a newness, a freshness and a feeling of freedom that comes with spring. The world around us is transformed.
Windows closed for months are finally opened to welcome in the elements. Heavy coats and boots are shed for lighter jackets and shoes. Outdoors you find friends and neighbors that seem to have been hidden away for months.
Things are changing–even our diet. Tired of soups and stews that warmed us through winter we look for foods that reflect the new life around us. Fresh fruits and salads are once again craved.
Everything seems transformed.
As we look on in awe we remember… “He changes times and seasons!” (Daniel 2:21a (NIV) What an awesome God we serve! A God who would put so much attention into the smallest details knowing just how each would stimulate all our wonderful senses He blessed us with. Who can fathom that kind of love?
Ecclesiastes 3:1 promises that TO EVERYTHING there is a season, and a time for every matter or purpose under heaven. Have you every really thought about that? The God who put so much detail into the sights, sounds, and smells of spring puts the same care and attention into each season of your life that He wants you to walk through.
Just like Spring, embrace the season in your life God has brought you to. Take time to absorb all that season has to offer and to soak in the blessings that come with it.
Just like the earth’s seasons, we know that some seasons are harder to bear. Yet, each is beautiful in its own way and each season will end. Don’t miss the blessing of the season you are in, by always looking back. Embrace God where He has you now.
There is both sadness and joy when seasons end. Sadness for what is behind and anticipation for what is to come. Until then embrace Spring for all it has to offer!
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