We can leave the dark days of winter behind and revel in the sunny pastels of spring flowers and budding trees. Spring also means spring cleaning as we open windows to let in fresh air, and sort through and toss out clutter, cleaning and repairing with renewed energy.
The analogy to our Christian walk is clear. The Bible says that we must get rid of the sin and encumbrances which slow us down. We are to be holy as God is holy. We are to shine as stars in the universe so that our light will glorify God.
I love the fresh start and newness I sense with the arrival of spring. A fresh start with God also revives my spirit and I look forward to the adventure of walking confidently into the rest of the year with Him. May you, too, be encouraged during this time of renewal.
Have a joyful springtime!
The faithful love of the Lord never ends!
His mercies never cease.
Great is his faithfulness;
his mercies begin afresh each morning.
I say to myself, “The Lord is my inheritance;
therefore, I will hope in him!”
Lamentations 3:22-24 (NLT)
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