As I write this on Thursday evening, the sun is shining and it is nearly 70 degrees outside. Spring is almost here! I say “almost” because we’re slated to drop back to colder temperatures over the next few days. Still, I am happy to embrace this teaser while we wait for warmer weather to come and stay!
There is so much that I love about spring. Stepping outside in the early morning hours, I heard a myriad of birds singing. It was a lovely chorus! The daffodils and hyacinths have already bloomed and are brightening the otherwise dreary landscaping, and the tulips are promising to pop open any day now. The colors of spring are so cheerful and welcome after the darkness of winter!
Perhaps it’s appropriate, then, that our Savior’s death and subsequent resurrection occurred during the spring months. As we see new life budding all around us, it reminds us of His resurrection from the dead and the new, eternal life that He promises to those who belong to Him. Up from the grave He arose, with a mighty triumph o’er His foes!
If the weather is cooperating by you today, I encourage you to step outside and enjoy some fresh air. Just don’t forget to also take a few moments to enjoy your week in review (kind of):
- Yuck. I suppose that’s one reason not to live in Florida.
- John MacArthur shares two traps that lead to ministry failure.
- Emotionalism is a false teaching.
- I find Anne Bradstreet to be an interesting historical figure.
- Here’s your weekly dose of adorable.
- Hey, sometimes you just need to bust a move.
- On the hope of redemption.
- What are some early symptoms of spiritual danger?
The saints who are invested with grace are God’s jewels…and heaven is the golden cabinet where they shall be locked up safe.Thomas Watson, A Christian on the Mount