What Springtime Teaches Us About God

What Springtime Teaches Us About God

After the flood God promised that the seasons would always continue as long as the earth
remains (Gen. 8:22). That means for those of us living in the northern hemisphere we can
expect springtime to come somewhere between March 19 and March 21 every year. While
many people may take the seasons for granted, Christians realize they are a blessing from
God. It is right for us to observe nature and to see the lessons it teaches us about the God
who created it (Psa. 19:1-4; Rom. 1:19-20). We have been having an amazing spring so far
this year, God has been good to us. Here are a few lessons we should take away from
springtime about our God:

• God loves beauty. Solomon says that God made everything beautiful in its time (Eccl.
3:11). God did not just create the world, but he created the world both good and beautifully
(Gen. 1:31). He is the author of every good and perfect gift that flows into our lives (James
1:17). As we observe springtime with all of its vibrant colors, variety, brightness, and
beauty we should be reminder that God made it that way. God could have made the world
black and white and without any aesthetic qualities, but he didn’t. The beauty we see in our
world points beyond itself to our beautiful God (Psa. 27:4, 50:2).

• Death is not the end. While the winter kills off everything, the spring introduces a time of
rebirth and new life. Plants and vegetation come back to life in new and fresh ways. Paul
uses examples from agriculture in his explanations for the resurrection from the dead (1
Cor. 15:35-49). Springtime is a reminder to us that God is able to bring more than plants
back to life. The resurrection of Jesus, which took place during the springtime, is a
guarantee that one day all humanity will be raised and live forever (John 5:28-29; 1 Cor.
15:20-23). When you see the tree leaves and flowers unfurl in the spring remember that
one day in a more glorious way this will happen to our bodies (Phil. 3:20-21).

• Cleaning is necessary. Spring cleaning is an ancient practice done in various cultures.
It’s an attempt to start fresh and in some cases start over. Spring cleaning is said to be not
only beneficial for our physical health, but also for our mental health. Spring cleaning is a
reminder that there is a deeper need for cleansing in each human heart. Jesus provides
the cleansing of the soul that we all need as a result of our sins (Acts 13:38-39; 1 Jn. 1:7).
Let spring cleaning remind you of God’s willingness to clean up our souls and make us
new people every day (Lam. 3:22-24).

Springtime is one of my favorite seasons. It reveals God’s beauty and creative, but it also
reminds us of his resurrection power and desire to cleanse us and keep us clean. As you
take in the blessing of spring remember who it comes from and thank him for his
abundant goodness!


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