Each year during the springtime, there is a day when a special gift arrives. It is a day that I look forward to every year. It is a day when everything feels good, really good. A day in the springtime when the sky seems extra blue. A day when the sun feels warm and cozy but not too hot. It is a day when you start noticing that nature is rebooting and reblooming. For me, it is a day when I feel really good and extra alive. It is the day when I realize that “spring has sprung” as we like to say in the south. For me, this day happened this past Sunday. Just in time for April.
Springtime reminds me of the scripture from 2 Corinthians 5 that speaks to our newness and aliveness in Christ:
17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!
This verse reminds us that because of Christ, we get to experience a spiritual springtime every day of our lives. Because of Christ, we can live with warm hearts and refreshed souls. Because of Christ we can truly enjoy new beginnings and fresh starts. Because of Christ, we get to feel extra alive and to know that it will last forever. Thank God for Christ and for the reconciliation and new life that he has brought to each one of us who has put our faith in him. In Christ, may we all bloom to our fullest potential. Happy April.