Spring Part Two. I Think I Understand.


So I've been trying to determine if there is anything good to say about Spring. I started my musings yesterday with the post "Spring. Bleh." I feel like it must be a little ungrateful to despise one season so much when the Lord made each season for our enjoyment, so I'm determined to find a good thought in my head about Spring.

I guess it's kind of fun, because it's a time for things to be born. I have a friend who ranches, and the baby lambs are absolutely adorable. So I guess that's one thing.

I suppose Spring is a time of rebirth. Seeds that have been lying dormant since they fell off of dying plants last Autumn are starting to crack open and send out little shoots (even though here we don't actually see those shoots until May or June).

Birds are flying in again after being gone for so long. We did see a bluebird the other day. That was pretty exciting.

The most significant positive that I would give Spring is that it's the time that we celebrate the Resurrection of our Saviour, the Lord Jesus.

I wonder what it's like during the Spring in Israel. What is it like in the country where it all happened at this time of year?

I know the Lord purposefully planned to be crucified and resurrected during Passover, because He is our perfect Passover Lamb. He is the final sacrifice to cover our sins, for those of us that believe in Him. Since He did sacrifice His life for us, so that our sins would be paid for once and for all and it would never be necessary to sacrifice another lamb, it would seem appropriate for Him to give Himself to atone for our sins during Passover.

But I wonder - I think the Lord must have purposefully planned Passover to occur during the Spring. And if He purposefully planned Passover to occur during the Spring, He purposefully planned for His death and resurrection and to occur during the Spring.

I wonder - do you think He chose Spring because it is a time of rebirth?

But then He created Spring too. He created the whole idea of rebirth.

Maybe He created Spring to be the time when He would rise from the dead.

Maybe He decided that the seasons would happen the way they do - with things dying in the winter and being reborn in the spring - to be a reflection of His death and resurrection.

Even though Spring starts as such an ugly season, it ends with glorious new life. Just as the ugliness and seemingly hopeless situation of His death ended in the glorious event of His Resurrection from the dead.

Maybe I don't mind Spring quite as much as I thought I did. Because the Lord obviously chose this time of year for His supreme act of mercy and grace to save us to take place, so there must be something special about it.

The Lord created everything in this world for His Glory. Absolutely everything. And I think He must be happy when we look a little deeper at everything in His creation, even when certain things may seem ugly or unnecessary at first, to find His glory in the things He has made.

Because His glory and eternal attributes can be seen in all the things that are made. Even in the ugliness and subsequent beauty (yes, I suppose I admit it - there is beauty) of Spring.

"For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse."

Romans 1:20



"The angel said to the women, "Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said."

Matthew 28:5-6A



Finally Enjoying Spring, The Season Of Our Lord's Resurrection,

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LeAnna said...

I know the Lord purposefully planned to be crucified and resurrected during Passover, because He is our perfect Passover Lamb. He is the final sacrifice to cover our sins, for those of us that believe in Him. Since He did sacrifice His life for us, so that our sins would be paid for once and for all and it would never be necessary to sacrifice another lamb, it would seem appropriate for Him to give Himself to atone for our sins during Passover.
Aaaamen, sister! I know so many people who insist on following the OT laws, feasts, and traditions because they do not understand that Jesus Christ IS our Passover. He completed, fulfilled and atoned for all, praise God, that we might rejoice in Him and not just a particular day! A great reason to choose to spend this Spring remembering all that He has done.

katie beth said...

Good perspective.

I don't know if I commented on wind and allergies in post one (because those are the things that bother me the most) but I definitely like the warming up of temperatures, the new life evidenced by flower and tree buds and babies, and some other things too.

Great post seriese.

Anne said...

Good wrap up, dear! Christ is the POINT no matter what, and that was a great tie-in.

Anna said...

I tried to comment already, so I'm sorry if this is a repeat. But I wanted to say that this was a great follow-up, and I really appreciated reading it. Jesus does make all things new. :)

Jessica said...

I have always loved the whole comparison between the spring and the resurrection! Thanks for sharing this :-)

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