Spring will soon be upon us. This is the time that everything comes back to life, that which was seemingly killed by winter. The time when the fresh smell of cut grass will be filling our lungs, the sound of lawn mowers filling our ears, and the eyes filled with children on every playground, everywhere. It’s the beginning of a new season and a new time of life. Spring is only these things if we make them these things.
Every spring I feel almost born again. The drudgery and depression of winter is over. Life looks a lot more enticing during a time when everything creeps back to life after going through a pretty tough dead spell. But why? Why is it that we need a change of season to have a change of heart? Shouldn’t us Christian types be jolly year round? After all, we are saved eternally and that should always be at the top of the list of things to be happy about. But, it’s almost as if we need a change of season every year to come to appreciate life a little more. God knew this when He designed it!
If we look hard enough, we can vividly see the roller coaster of life played out in seasons. We associate smells, sounds, feelings, tastes, and the things we look upon with the emotions we were feeling when we first encountered the object of the senses. For instance, there are certain songs that bring a flood of childlike emotions back to my memory, often confusing emotions. The times and seasons I was down the most is always the time my five senses were on high alert, seemingly always recognizing every sound, smell, taste, objects of my sight, and the touch of the hand that were there.
Seasons and times. Times and seasons. Onward we march, slow and steady, until that day the Good Lord calls our number. We will see the winters of life when everything seems depressing and dead, but, we will also see the spring’s of life, when we feel refreshed and renewed, with a greater sense of hope than we had before. Up and down and all around! That’s life. And it is what we make of it! We have the power to have fun on our roller coaster or have fear on it. It’s all in the way we look at it. As the Holy Word often states, “and this too shall pass”, we need to keep our eyes on spring while stuck in the winter, knowing that with every valley we cross there is a mountain out there in the distance just waiting for our arrival to its summit in victory!