Green is one of my favorite colors. I think that is what I like most about Spring—green pops up everywhere! The world is overflowing in verdure, and it seems like life pours out of every nook and cranny of the planet.
Spring holds promise. Every year we see the plants go dormant; birds migrate south; insects and animals disappear to while away the winter’s snows in a warm nest or den. And then Spring comes. Wildlife becomes active once more, birds return from their winter vacations, trees bud, and flowers bloom. The grass grows green again, and the world is refreshed and renewed in this change of season.
Jesus promises us the same thing: refreshing, renewal, resurrection. Peter, preaching to a crowd in the Lord’s name, said, “Repent therefore, and turn back, that your sins may be blotted out, that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord.” After a long winter of guilt and sin, how marvelous it is to be refreshed by God! All we need to do is turn from the frigid shadows of sin and raise our faces to the Son.
That’s something to think about.