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
It seems to be a bit early this year, but in our “neck of the woods” spring is coming. The daffodils are in full bloom, the forsythia is blooming and leafing out, maple trees are budding out in deep reds, and the peach trees are in blossom. God’s beauty adorns the spring season.
Spring is a time of rebirth and renewal after winter’s long rest. God’s amazing creation seems to come alive. It is easy to see God in so many of His creations. The abundance and variety of blooming flowers. Bare tree trunks and branches bursting with new leaf buds. Creeks and streams rushing and whooshing after a rain. The bright greens of grasses and clover as the days warm.
This week, I encourage all of us to use this earthly spring season of renewal as a signal to renew our spiritual springtime. As Isaiah reminds us; let the skies rain righteousness, let salvation sprout and grow, and as the earth renews its life, let us renew our lives with our God. Let us bloom in His presence, leaf out with joy, put forth buds of peace and love to those around us. Let us reflect our Lord and live abundantly in Him.
I thank God for each of you! And I thank you for joining me this week as we glory in the spring season by renewing our lives and glorifying our Lord!
Blessings and renewal!