Seasons of Change
Spring!! It is the time of year when everything seems to come out of a cold sleep and blooms! The trees are budding, the daffodils are blooming and the birds are singing! I love this time of year! But, along with this time of year comes the work of dealing with the extra debris in the yard from winter. Those things that I didn’t get completely taken care of in the fall now need to be completed!
The spring clean-up has triggered me to think once again about being in the season of Lent leading up to Good Friday and Easter. This perhaps is the time for each of us to examine our hearts and to see if there is any “spring clean-up” we need to do. Do we have any lingering attitudes that don’t please the Lord? Do we have any unforgiveness that needs to be taken care of? Have we been lax in our times of devotional time and reading God’s Word? Scripture encourages us to examine ourselves (2 Corinthians 13:8). This is an important step we take in our walks with Jesus—trusting the Holy Spirit to reveal to us anything that would be contrary to our growth in Christ and would hinder us from pleasing the Lord. Repentance is a vital part of our walk with the Lord—to keep our hearts clean before Him.
As we walk through Lent let us examine ourselves. As we come to Good Friday, let us be deeply grateful for the sacrifice the Lord has made for each of us because of His great love for us! Sins forgiven, we come to glorious Easter Sunday where we celebrate the resurrection of our Savior and glory in the freedom we have in Him!