On one of the warmer days last week I did some outside “clean up” work around my house. It was really good and therapeutic to feel the warm air and sunshine as I cleaned up some of the debris that had gather in my lawn over the winter season. It picked up my spirits and did me good! As I cleaned up the mulch areas next to my house I came upon a very pleasant surprise: Both the crocus and tulip plants in our flower beds had sprouted and were an inch-two inches above ground! My wife and I also noticed some beautiful birds had returned form their winter exodus and were feeding in our lawn. You know what that means! Spring is coming. It’s very near. It’s time to begin transitioning from winter and planning for Spring! 👌👍🙂👏
I’ve noticed the transition has already occurred in stores. Winter displays are gone and spring displays are up. Lawn equipment, lawn fertilizer, outdoor patio furniture and grills, spring fashions, are all on display with bright colors and pictures of friendly smiling faces! Winter merchandise is in a small area of the store marked “clearance”. (Not a bad time to buy some of that winter merchandise at discount prices for next year!). Even though winter is still officially with us (and bad weather is still a possibility) the transition from winter to spring is in full swing.
The earth and it’s four seasons are an evidence of God’s infinite creative ability and genius. Who but God could create such a magnificent world. The colors, the smells, the sky, the seas, the mountains, and so much more. Wow! Praise God our creator!
Spring also brings us another annual season: Easter season. Easter will be celebrated this year on Sunday, April 17. Easter is a season of transition. A transition from death to life. Jesus made that transition with his resurrection from the dead. With his new life he has given those who believe in him, and accept him, new life also! Hallelujah, I can testify to that! So can you. Have you accepted Jesus as your Lord and savior and found new life? He will do the same for you!
I invite you to join us this Sunday at 10:00 AM as we worship this risen savior. We do this every Sunday and would love to have you as a part of our worship family. You can join us in the sanctuary, or join us online (Facebook, YouTube and church website). I’m looking forward to being with you this Sunday in worship!
-Pastor Jeff Carico
Pastor Jeff Carico
Pastor Carico is the Lead Pastor of First Assembly.