Oh sing to the Lord a new song;
sing to the Lord, all the earth…
tell of his salvation from day to day. Psalm 96:1-2
We have been blessed, in my opinion, that the winter this year has not been very hard; not too much snow, not too cold. But even so, it can be difficult to stay positive and upbeat through the gray skies, cold air, wind, and depressingly short days.
The good news, in terms of the seasons, is that spring is coming! The vitality of nature that has been dormant all winter is about to spring back to life. Renewal is about to begin.
Due to COVID, and perhaps other reasons, some of us have experienced the personal equivalent of winter where everything is dreary, where we are battered by the cold harsh winds of difficulty, where the life that we once enjoyed has become essentially dormant. These seasons of life are independent of the cycles of nature and they can come upon us at any time.
The good news, in terms of life, is that we can have spring every day!
2 Corinthians 5:17 tells us that: 17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation.] The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.
This is very good news indeed! The Lord’s mercies, the Scriptures tell us, are new every day. The power to begin our lives as new is contained in the power of the Holy Spirit of God and made available to us through identification with Jesus Christ!
As we look forward to the arrival of the renewing of the vitality of life that spring brings about, let’s also resolve to let the Good News of the coming of Christ renew the vitality of life that God has intended for us!