Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Blessings....New Life

Hooray! It’s spring! The earth is stirring again...abounding with life is more like it. Brand new life is emerging everywhere we look, even within the quiet habitations of pastures and forest where only wild eyes see. What an exuberant time of year spring is!

Spring is all about new life. Spring is a time for rejoicing!

Easter is also a time for new life and rejoicing!

Have you ever wondered why Christ had to die? It’s because we can’t do anything about our sin...because no matter how many good things we do, they cannot out weigh our sin.  Christ was the sacrifice, the lamb without spot that was offered for the sins of mankind.

But the grave could not hold Jesus.  He rose from the grave, the victor over sin and death, giving us hope for eternal life through him.

I love spring.  I love the warmth, the bight flowers.  I love the lacy appearance of the trees as their leaves begin to unfurl. I love working with my hands in the warm soil. There is a truth I witness every spring. When I plant a seed in the ground, it dies, ceases to exist, but from it a new life emerges. It’s a truth that God wants us to see and understand.  Where once we were helpless because of sin, we, like the seed, can have new life…all made possible because of Christ’s sacrifice and victory over the grave.

That is what Easter is about. It's what God shows us every spring.  No wonder even the flowers seem to shout His praise!

Matthew 28:5-6 And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified, He is not here: for he is risen.

Happy Easter!

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