Spring and Easter go together as they both speak of new life. Spring is the new life of growth after winter, when creation seems to wake from a cold slumber. The warming temperatures and lengthening days remind us of God’s nature to bring light into darkness, beauty from ashes, and life from death. Ultimately, this time of year reminds us of the light of Christ and the reality of His resurrection.
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. 2 Corinthians 5:17 (ESV)
The resurrection is not just an abstract historical event, but a personal reality for all who know Him. Because of what He accomplished on the cross, we have become new creations and our old selves have died. Now Christ lives in us, conforming us more and more to His image as we spiritually mature.
In this, we know that God works all things together for our good. We can rest assured that, even though we may face trials in this world, we have hope because He has overcome it. His indwelling presence produces fruit that helps us experience His joy and peace in every situation as we wait on the Lord.
This Easter season, let’s give Him thanks for the hope that we have every single day because of Him.