A New Season
May 11, 2020, 7:38 AM

Spring has sprung and with it comes new things; things that were once withered are brought back to life. The anticipation has been excruciating but as with all things its time has once again come. By the rains of Spring life is being renewed like a tree planted by the rivers of water. With it will come the fruit of its season, prosperity in its branches, and roots that push ever deeper. Yes, the rain waters the earth making it bud and flourish so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater.

The sun now pushing through the clouds shines its life-giving rays upon the earth, bringing balance that life would once again turn its face toward Heaven and smile. Whether by the warmth or the brightness the earth responds. The grasses begin to drive their way upwards, every leaf now tightly clings to the branch and every bud throws open its flower to deliver sweet nectar to the tiniest of creatures. Yes, God can be seen in the smallest leaf, petal and insect.

God through spring brings an explosion of new life, renewed life and the hope of sweeter life. Just as the earth responds so too does mankind. As the grip of the ice and snow are released and the sun returns, we find clarity and serenity as the beams of light hit our eyes and makes us feel better. The bitterness and sloth of winter have passed a new season is at hand.

As the birds begin to sing a new song, I think about the new song that I might sing. In Ecclesiastes it says, there is a time for everything…to live and die, to plant and uproot, to keep and throw away, to be silent and to speak. If a new season is to be enjoyed, we must empower God to move us into a closer walk with Him. With each passing season we must allow God to prune and snip away the dead and useless things in our lives. Only then can the new and stronger root take hold and spread its roots deeper making it even more sure and sturdy than the season before.

I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. If we remember that with each passing season there are new and wonderful possibilities, we will thrive in whatever season we happen to be in.

Psalms 1:3, Isaiah 55:10, Ecclesiastes 3:1-9, Philippians 4:12b
 
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