Martin Luther wrote, “Our Lord has written the promise of the resurrection, not in books alone, but in every leaf in spring-time.”

At the end of every winter, we witness a miracle—life coming from death. Bare branches form green leaves, brown grass turns into a lovely meadow as spring blooms in dazzling beauty. The warm breezes whisper, “Come alive!”

The evidence of resurrection happens before our eyes every year. Spring never fails to produce new life, springing forth from what was dead. It’s the perfect setting for Easter—the season we celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus – the hope of the world.

The Psalmist declared,

“Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad; let the sea resound, and all that is in it. Let the fields be jubilant, and everything in them; let all the trees of the forest sing for joy” (Psalm 96:11-12).

The emerging spring is a witness to the promises of God—a life filled with purpose, joy, peace, and most importantly, eternal life. The greatest enemy of humanity, an enemy that no one else could defeat, was conquered, and we can say with confidence, Death, where is your victory? Death, where is your sting? (1 Corinthians 15:55).

It was sin that made death so frightening and guilt that gave sin its leverage. But now, in a single triumphant moment, all three—sin, death, guilt—are powerless.

This Easter take in the beauty of new life, celebrate God’s great and precious promises unfolding before you, and rejoice that victory is yours because of the cross.

PRAYER:  Spring-time mirrors so beautifully the new and living hope I have because You broke the chains of sin, erased guilt, and conquered death.  My soul is bursting with hope today!  Thank you, Jesus!

Author

Julie is a writer who would rather read; a speaker who would rather listen; a joyful wife to Peter and a determined mother of two. She shares her passion for discipleship in Reflections magazine and online at moretolifetoday.com. Julie is the More to Life Director for Ladies Ministries UPCI.

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