Today is the first day of Spring and with it brings a renewal of life. The grass transforms from brown and lifeless to green and luscious. The trees bloom and soon we see bright, vibrant colors of red, pink, white, yellow, and light green. Each year the colors are just as bright, fresh and new as they were the year before. We look forward to planting flowers, raising gardens, and lots of sunshine. We have the expectation and desire to see things grow. Spring brings a sense of hope, a renewal of life, and an end to the dreary, dark, cold days of winter. Spring is the embodiment of Hope.
By definition, hope means having a desire and expectation for something to happen. God reveals this to all of us with the season of spring. The expectation of life comes to the dull and lifeless vegetation that surrounds us. We don’t really think about it. We expect the redbuds to bloom each year, we expect the peas we plant to grow and we expect to mow grass every week and complain about it. We have hope that it will happen, without even realizing it.
But how does that compare to our personal lives? As Christians our Hope is in Him and in His word. Without Christ we to were dull, lifeless, and without Hope. Christ is our Hope. He renews our lives, our spirit, and He gives us Hope. Life in Christ should be lived with constant hope, love, faith, and mercy. 1 Peter 3:15 says, “But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear.”
Are you living each day so someone will ask you why you have Hope? Has your own life been transformed from winter into spring?
- by Deanna Muncy