“And he who was seated on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” – Revelation 21:5
Spring has sprung. Flowers are beginning to bloom in flower beds all over Bedford County. The white blossoms of Bradford Pear Trees are in full bloom. (My allergies can attest to this bittersweet fact.) Temperatures are pleasant and light breezes bring refreshment. Spring storms have also reared their heads and we are aware of the power and might of nature. Yards are being mowed, flowers are being planted and the gardening section of Lowe’s is perpetually busy. Spring has sprung. Winter is over and the newness of spring is here.
Spring is a beautiful reminder of new life. As we see nature erupt around us with all of its glory, we are reminded of the beauty of new things. We are reminded of the vitality of life and we are reminded that out of the darkness that life will erupt. Spring reminds us that God is the greatest creator and He brings life from death and He brings hope from darkness.
What we see happening this spring, is the same resurrection that we can see in our spiritual lives. God is in the business of making “all things new” within us as well. The death that sin brings to us can be resurrected by the love and grace of God. The pain and despair of sin can be erased by the refreshment of His mercy and kindness. The darkness of sin can be eradicated by the light of His truth and the light of His holiness as it shines into the darkest corners of our hearts. As winter fades and is replaced by the newness of spring, the sin and apathy in our hearts can fade and be replaced with the newness of a life devoted to purpose and mission of the Kingdom of God.
We need spring. We need to see the beauty of nature and feel the refreshment that this season brings. We also need to see the beauty of how the Father works in our lives and feel the refreshment that His forgiveness and care brings into our lives. We need to feel the blessings as God makes “all things new” in all areas of our lives.
I hope that you are enjoying this spring. I hope that you are enjoying the new creation around you. I hope, most of all, that you are allowing God to make “all things new” in your life and are experiencing the growth and beauty of a life lived with God. He can create a new creation in you as He makes “all things new”!