Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Hope for Spring

I have noticed that the past couple of weeks or so, the 7 AM hour is getting lighter and brighter to see. Isn't it funny how that sneaks up on you? At the end of October, we turned the clocks back and instantly it was darker earlier in the day. But slowly, little by little, it crept up on us and now the days are starting to give us hope. Anticipation of what may come, of what is to come, and what will be.

We again have hope that even though we have a foot of snow on the ground and five more weeks (or more) of cold winter weather, the season will change and the air will start to warm up. We anticipate that underneath that white, frozen terrain, little roots are still formed and plants will begin to wake up. I can remember, the the not so distant past that some of us was questioning "How early Spring has come this year!" I do not think anyone will say that. I have not seen any signs of crocuses or tulips peek through the mud and muck. I do not see any of the young trees with little buds starting to form on them. All is still cold, and looks dead. But as we know, there is hope!

Hope for warmth, hope of spring, hope for new life! The same is with you. You have a hope in Jesus Christ. If you obey His word, trust in his promises, you will go from the dead of winter to the hope of spring. I pray that you will come alive and be all that God wants you to be.

Genesis 1:14 And God said, "Let there be lights in the expanse of the sky to separate the day from the night, and let them serve as signs to mark seasons and days and years...

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