Spring is finally here! With the official first day of spring next week on Thursday March 20, we can leave the dark days of winter behind and revel in the sunny pastels of spring flowers and budding trees.
Spring also means spring cleaning as we open our windows to let in fresh air, and sort through and toss out clutter, cleaning and repairing with renewed energy. That is certainly something I need to do!
The analogy to our Christian walk is clear. The Bible says that we must get rid of the sin and encumbrances which slow us down. We are to shine as stars in the universe so that our light will glorify God.
I love the fresh start and newness I sense with the arrival of spring. A fresh start with God also revives my spirit and I look forward to the adventure of walking confidently into the rest of the year with Him. May you, too, be encouraged during this time of renewal.
Have a joyful springtime!
"Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who initiates and perfects our faith. Because of the joy awaiting him, he endured the cross, disregarding its shame. Now he is seated in the place of honor beside God’s throne." Hebrews 12:1-2 New Living Translation.