Today is the first day of spring. Springtime—the promise of new life. A fresh start. Resurrection!
I love to watch the world come back to life after the deadness of winter. The trees bud and sprout new flowers and leaves, green blades of grass begin to peek out among the dead brown thatch, daffodils and forsythia burst forth in sunshine yellow. Birds are singing and nesting. Oh the joy of new life!
Our moods often begin to lift this time of year as the days grow longer and the sun begins to warm the air. This is especially true if we get SAD1 during the dark of winter. Hope is restored.
The picture of resurrection that springtime brings each year was literally fulfilled in Jesus Christ at His resurrection (which took place in the springtime!). He was resurrected on the Feast of Firstfruits, when the Israelites brought the very first sheaves of the barley harvest and presented it to Yehovah. Jesus fulfilled the purpose of the Feast when He became the firstfruits of those who have died and belong to Christ. Because He is the firstfruit, we who are His will be resurrected at His coming again. Talk about hope restored!
“But now Christ is risen from the dead, and has become the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep.”
1 Corinthians 15:20 NKJV
“But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ’s at His coming.”
1 Corinthians 15:23 NKJV
So rejoice in this first day of spring 2022. Rejoice in knowing that you have the promise of resurrection when Christ returns!
If you are not sure if you have this hope, please reach out and find out how you, too, can have the promise of resurrection.
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Featured image by Gina Cash.
1 SAD—Seasonal Affective Disorder