Spring is one of my favourite times year. The snow disappears, the days are longer and warmer. I love the smell of earth, the chirping of birds returning from their winter retreat, the new shoots bursting through the soil and new buds on trees beginning to open. I can almost smell spring.
Spring is a time of new life. The dormant trees are waking up, wildlife is surfacing again and beginning new families, the grass is turning green, and the flowers begin to grow and bloom. There is an excitement to spring, a rebirth after the cold, dark days of winter, an awakening that happens physically and spiritually. Spring is the time of Easter, of the resurrection, a reminder of the new beginning for us as Christians. It is easy to reconcile the excitement of spring with the resurrection. The darkness and sadness of Jesus’ crucifixion and death are lifted when Jesus rises from the dead; a rebirth of sorts, a new beginning.
Spring, just as the resurrection of Christ, makes me happy, hopeful and excited for what is to come.
God of hope, lead us into your light. Let us celebrate as the world awakens from slumber and be with us as we celebrate in the spiritual awakening of the resurrection. Amen. — GB