When you live in south Florida or in west Africa, there isn’t a lot of fanfare in seasonal changes. I catch myself thinking, “oh yeah, it’s the first day of spring.”
But once you live in the warm climates for awhile, you recognize the seasons by more than the date on the calendar. The changes are just more subtle than in the cold climates. Spring in south Florida still smells like spring in Pennsylvania. I still find myself thinking spring is in the air. I still catch spring fever. Our spring is warmer. Our spring is more dry. But at this time of year in the faith community, we all have one thing in common. We have Jesus. This is the time of year He will be planted for our sins. But then he will spring up from the grave in new life, bringing hope to a dying world! Spring is all about new beginnings, new adventures, new growth, new life, new birth. I don’t think it’s a coincidence I am heading back to the ship in the spring. This is the beginning of a whole new chapter in my life. I am being planted in a new adventure that I pray will spring up with abundant fruit!
Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit.John 12:24
What do you love about spring?
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