Today’s the first day of spring! Your winter jacket hasn’t been picked up as often. Scarves are fashion accessories, not necessities. Floral prints are emerging in stores. Iced coffee and Frappacinos are being ordered again. You have to wear sunglasses while driving your car. Snow is melting – leaving puddles everywhere. Spring is finally, finally here!
Oswald Chambers said,
“If we are children of God, we have a tremendous treasure in Nature. In every wind that blows, in every night and day of the year, in every sign of the sky, in every blossoming and in every withering of the earth, there is a real coming of God to us if we will simply use our starved imagination to realize it.”
There are beautiful aspects of every season that reflect the goodness of God:
- Summer shows us the beauty of freedom.
- Fall shows us peace in change.
- Winter shows us that there’s redemption in hard times.
So what does spring show us?
When I look around at people in spring, I see joy. Even though we all know that winter will come to an end, we don’t act like it. Spring comes and we act like we have never seen the sun or felt warmth in the air. It’s humorous, but refreshing. There’s hope in spring.
To me, spring represents that all dark times come to end. This time last year, I was not in a good place. I was in a bad work environment, I was lonely, I deeply missed my mentor who had passed away and I was recovering from a bad break-up. Things did not become immediately better; it took time. It took honesty with God and a willingness to be patient in His healing. A year later, I’m in a much better place. For me, when I see spring this year, it reminds me that God will always bring life to us again.
How do you see God in spring? Tweet us your thoughts to @niNeMag.