The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.
John 1: 5
Happy Spring! I am so grateful that we are walking into this beautiful new season together.
Maybe this winter you’ve been like me, and stuck in a bit of a rut, experiencing one “Groundhog Day” after another. Any time of year this surely gets a girl down, don’t you think?
But with the promise of new beginnings in the air, you and I can finally shed all those layers of darkness, and despair, and emerge from long predictable days of hibernation, to shake off those winter blues!
It feels so good to be greeted with extra sunlight, doesn’t it?
Traditionally, Spring is a time of hope. Shaking off the sin of our old self to embrace God’s goodness, and grace we recommit to live in the Light.
Paul, like us, wrestled with the enemy, but in spite of that he recognized God’s faithfulness and wrote, “In God I trust. For you have delivered me from death and my feet from stumbling, that I may walk before God in the light of life” (Psalm 56: 11,13).
No matter what the day brings, the Light of Jesus is stronger than any sin or pain you and I are going through.
The Gospel of John teaches, “The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness cannot overcome it” (John 1:5).
The light reminds us that even the dark night of the soul does not last forever. Grieving loss of any kind is painful. Yet God’s Word reminds us of eternal life, and that Jesus experienced darkness, too.
Love held Jesus to the cross. Love for God. Love for you. Love for me. Though Jesus suffered, and died the harshest of deaths, He defeated darkness. Jesus conquered the grave. He rose again, and became the Savior of the World.
Living in the Light we believe that with God all things are possible.
As Spring renews the earth, Jesus renews our hearts.
As we patiently wait for seeds to sprout, buds to blossom, and robins to return to their nests, we grow in faith, feed on God’s Word, and awaken the Spirit within.
Meditating in Jesus’ presence his Light imparts knowledge, truth and divine wisdom about who we must follow, serve, and walk through life with.
I thank you, God, for the gift of Springtime, and for your Light to renew my soul. I am once again full of hope, and faith filled optimism.
I thank you, God, for sending Jesus to remind us that He is, “the light of the world, and that anyone who follows him will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life” (John 8: 12).
Help me, Father, to seek Jesus above all names.
Help me remember that when I go about my day, that it is Jesus I am serving, and that when I’m confused, and unsure of where to turn, that it is you who directs my steps.
May I follow your Word, and know your Light will speak to my soul. I thank you, God, for your all-encompassing and all-consuming love.
Until next time…
May the Spirit of God lead you, the Word of God sustain you, and the promises of God grant you the gift of everlasting peace.
Love and blessings...
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