Friday, April 1, 2016

SPRINGTIME?

     Mary Hale Woolsey wrote the lyrics for "When it's Springtime in the Rockies". She could not have had this Colorado portion of the Rockies in mind - at least not if weather like we've been having was happening. The flowers with their colors are definitely not aflame and birds are not singing all the day. That's just not how it is.

     The Colorado Low that caused heavy snow here twice last week carried freezing rain to the area of my home in Ontario, Canada. Ice brought down lots of tree branches, sometimes entire trees and power lines, leaving homes without electricity. Overcast skies don't make for perky photos, but that's what I have for this post.

     Solomon said, "the winter is past...The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come." (Song of Solomon 2:11,12 KJV) The time has come, but in at least two corners of North America, we don't have the evidence.

     So do we assume there will be no spring? No! We know warm days with flowers and birds singing will come. God has promised, "While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease. (Genesis 8:22 KJV)  Seeds are planted in the spring and seed time is coming.

     If we can be sure of the promises of God that apply to nature, we can be equally confident in the promises that apply to every area of our lives. If circumstances upset and trouble a child of God, he can claim II Timothy 1:7, "For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind." (KJV)

     When illness tries to come against us, we know that Jesus took every infirmity and bore our sickness (Matthew 8:17) and by His stripes we were healed. (I Peter 2:24) God blesses those who walk with Him and that blessing includes finances. (Proverbs 10:22) No matter what the need, God has promised to meet it. (Philippians 4:19)

     The sun will shine and melt the ice in Ontario and the piles of snow in Colorado. Overcast skies will clear. We can trust our God who brings the warmth of spring to fulfill all His promises. He cannot fail.

1 comment:

  1. Yes! And sometimes we need the reminder, so thank you, Mary!

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