Spring, a time of newness and renewal. New smells, new brilliant colors, lots and lots of new babies in the green fields, new growth.
The last one, new growth, is sometimes the hardest. Right now my husband and I are going through some new growth. It is not fun or easy. It does not look beautiful like it does when tiny seeds burst forth from the delicious smelling dirt. Actually new growth sometimes feels -like dirt.
But in this spring season we will remember that God truly does work all things together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.(Romans 8:28) While this season sometimes feels like difficult and hard birth pains, we know something wonderful and precious will come of it. He has called us according to his purpose and he will not stop working in us and through us until we see him face to face.
This month while you are tenderly placing little plants in the warm earth, or when you taste crispy new lettuce leaves, while you take walks in the warm sunshine; take a moment to pause and thank God for what he has already done for your good. And if you, are too, in a difficult and waiting season know that in time the seed he has planted in your life will burst forth in a new way and become a beautiful work of his hand.
Let us know; let us press on to know the Lord; his going out is sure as the dawn; he will come to us as the showers, as the spring rains that water the earth.” (Hosea 6:3)