It’s Springtime. Enough said.
Looking out of my office window, I’m just a little taken back by the palate of color from the trees and plants. It deeply inspires me. But like many of God’s blessings, it can become commonplace. I can become insensitive to the seasonal miracles that God gives all human beings. After all, who has time to look, to smell, to enjoy, to take it all in. What a waste of time. Right? Not so fast.
What if seasonal changes are God’s way of reminding us that renewal is an essential part of keeping us healthy. Don’t we all need to be reminded that a new perspective and a new start is just around the corner? This renewal infuses hope into tired veins. It is God’s powerful elixir to take on fresh challenges. A new day is coming. Don’t we need this in our lives today, especially for the many of us who have endured a dark winter season?
It’s interesting that Jeremiah, the “weeping prophet”, writes the book of Lamentations. This book in the Old Testament expresses the humiliation, suffering, and despair of Jerusalem and her people after the destruction of the city by the Babylonians in 587 BC. But right in the middle of this lament (3:22-23), he says, “The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.” Enough said.