When Spring Comes and Winter is Past

As I sat and listened in the quiet of the morning with coffee cup in hand, my Bible upon my knee, I heard the sweet melody of birds singing outside my window. In my heart I began to feel an inner sense of renewal; renewal of life, as the evidence of spring reminded me that the harshness of winter is past. God spoke to me heart through His word . . .

“My beloved spake, and said unto me, Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away. For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone: The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land; The fig tree putteth forth her green figs, and the vines with the tender grape give a good smell. Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away.” Song of Solomon 2: 10-13.

Looking through the window I can see the signs of spring all around me. The budding flowers in sharp contrast to the drabness left behind by winter’s touch. The birds are flittering about in excitement as they give witness to the coming of spring. I feel a tug upon my heart as I am reminded of the signs  of God’s renewal springing forth unto His glory in my heart and life as I see His hand at work bringing forth new life. I close my eyes and reflect upon His goodness, I breathe in the wonder of just how mighty my God really is feeling His power working within me.

“That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory; may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him: The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints, And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power.” Ephesians 1:17-19

I feel the renewal of spring in my heart and the realization that “winter is past”.

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