There is a miracle or should I say a whole series of miracles that accompanies the change from winter to spring. During those times of great cold without a blanket of snow it seems that nature itself has died! The daylight is short and the darkness long. Yet, with the passage of time, the warming of the days and the increase of daylight a gradual change begins of death to new life.
The promises of spring seem to mirror the promises that Jesus makes to us. People who dwell in darkness and death are promised both light and life, through their faith in Him. When we plant the seeds of spring into the ground we have an unspoken faith that God will make them grow. So it is with our human lives as well. Jesus spoke to us of his purposes in John 12: 23 &24 “Jesus answered them, ‘The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. Very truly, I tell you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains just a single grain; but if it dies, it bears much fruit.”
As you experience the miracle of spring, may you also ponder Christ’s gift of eternal life, too!
May 1 Confirmands meet with Consistory during the Sunday hour in Old Fellowship Hall.
May 8 Youth Sunday
May 15 Rite of Confirmation