Spring is an eventful time of year. This morning we woke up early to the sound of a pounding storm that was followed by a soft, cool rain and gray overcast cloudy sky. That deep gray sky that makes us want to curl up in a toasty blanket with a good book or just go back to sleep. By noon the gray clouds have given way to bright blue skies, fluffy white clouds and a balmy breeze. As the day progressed we could see new life popping up everywhere; the fields green and bright, as the fragrance of flowers filled the air. The evening beckoned with a painted sky that transformed slowly into the deeper shades of night, accompanied by the song of frogs and crickets galore. Last week’s snows and freezing temperatures are but a distant memory, as spring’s ever changing scenery makes it’s way into being.
2 Corinthians 4:17-18 NLT
“For our present troubles are small and won’t last very long. Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever! So we don’t look at the troubles we can see now; rather, we fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen. For the things we see now will soon be gone, but the things we cannot see will last forever.”
Life can be a shifting as spring’s weather. The pounding rains of life’s unexpected storms, and the dreariness that often accompanies it, may make us want to take to our beds, but for God. For God’s promises help us through the process and suddenly the gloominess gives way to bright sky and fair winds. The storm was but a temporary moment that ushers in restoration and renewal. The renewal of life, ever changing and yet everlasting, is the balm of God’s love. Spring is here and change is upon, but God’s promises last forever.