He stretches the northern skies over empty space; he hangs the earth on nothing. He wraps up the water in his clouds, yet the clouds do not burst beneath its weight. Job 26:7-8 CSB
“Heavens, sprinkle from above, and let the skies shower righteousness. Let the earth open up so that salvation will sprout and righteousness will spring up with it. I, the LORD, have created it. Isaiah 45:8 CSB
Our two verses this week highlight God as our Creator. In Job, God is the Creator of the starry skies and the earth and its workings. In Isaiah, the Creator gifts us with salvation and righteousness so that we can be close to Him.
Where I live, it seems a bit early, but springtime is coming. Flowers are blooming, grasses are greening up, trees are budding out and blossoming, and the days are getting a little longer each day! Spring is probably my favorite season because after winter’s long rest everything is renewed and growing again. And I can see the beauty of the Lord everywhere!
The grasses show green, and the turkeys preen.
Daffodils bloom, and honeybees zoom.
Clouds sprinkle rain, but cool nights remain.
Longer days unfold, with colors bright and bold.
Early morning skies, orange and red with the sunrise.
Birds building nests, inside baby birds rest.
God’s springtime is here, His beauty appears.
What is your favorite season? And where do you see God’s hand and beauty? As springtime comes, I want it to remind you, and all of us, that the springtime renewal of the earth is a perfect time to remember to renew our lives with our Lord.
This week talk with your parents and give thanks to the Lord for all of His beauty in creation. “Sprout and grow” in His love and care. And don’t forget to share with others, God’s springtime renewal.
Blessings and joy as you renew yourself in the Lord!
Fun fact: In the northern hemisphere where I live, the top half of the earth, spring is coming! But in the southern hemisphere, the bottom half of the earth, fall is coming.