The four seasons of the year are a constant reminder that in life there are different stages and phases. That there are ups and downs, that there is an ebb and flow to what it means to be a human being in this world. Every spring we see the return of life as we want to imagine it to be. The weather changes, the leaves turn green again, and the flowers begin to bloom. And through it all, we are reminded of the fact that we too can have a new spring in life, not in the sense that we grow younger or more energetic, but in the sense that in Christ, each new day is a new opportunity for us to come face to face with the glorious mystery that we have been made new. Every spring is a reminder of this joyous reality.
This spring, I encourage you as we march towards the celebration of Resurrection Sunday. As we prepare our hearts and minds to give glory to God for the glorious mystery of life after death. I want to encourage you to look back and see what God has done in this past year. Since the last time we celebrated Christ’s resurrection, what has God brought you through? What has God brought you to? What is it that God has done in these last twelve months, can serve as a reminder of his glorious grace, of his wondrous mercy, of his unending love for each and every one of us.
I think it is a good time to stop to reflect and consider that what God has offered to us is not only better and greater than we could have ever imagined, but it is worth our greatest efforts in order to see it in our lives. God’s purposes for us are always good. His will is perfect, and I encourage you and me to see this for what it is, a truly miraculous gift. A gift that we can receive anew every day and enjoy until we stand before Him in glory.