Behold I am making all things new. ~ Revelation 21:5
On the hunt for signs of new life. Spring has been teasing us for the last several weeks here after an unusually cold and pretty dreary winter in Texas. The days of biting cold, icy roads, and winter storm warnings (school closures!) are surely behind us! Now the signs of His breathing new life into the deadness of nature are showing all around us. The anticipation of what God is going to do brings a fresh hope.
The little green leaves of the bluebonnets poking through the dirt . . . bring hope.
The lone clump of Indian paintbrush . . . brings hope.
The mother bluebirds building their nests in the houses lining our fence . . . bring hope.
The sounds of a hosts of different birds awakening the woods . . . bring hope.
The massive old trees budding out with tiny spurts of green . . . bring hope.
The freshness in the air as I walk outside . . . brings hope.
All signs of spring! How I love spring because it’s the season that wipes away all the dead, the dreariness and brings the promise of new life. But you know it’s not just the in trees, the flowers, the birds that new life is promised. His promise is for us! He makes us new.
So in looking around the promise of new life all around me today, I am reminded that there was a time in my life I too was dead, dead like much like things in nature in winter. But He made me a new creation!!
It’s not just a seasonal event that happens. God is constantly at work in my life. He is continuously working the soil of my heart through His Spirit. Even when it’s hard to see from my human perspective, I know He is at work even in the smallest details of life.
I know I can trust Him! So I cling to His promise, anticipating with fresh hope the day when all things are made new.