“…the night is far spent, the day is at hand. Therefore let us cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light.” Romans 13:11,12
As winter gives way to spring, new life bursts forth from the barren earth. We sit and watch and wait and hope as bleak winter grays turn to vivid hues of spring green, iris purples, the bright reds of tulips and sunshiny daffodils. It’s regeneration-to revive; renew; recreate. As the earth awakens, it’s a reminder that the church, which is me…and all of us who believe, has been for the most part, in a winter season-cold, barren, unfruitful…hibernating in our warm, comfy pews. It is time for us to wake up….to spring forth with new life! The life and love of Christ bursting forth from within us bringing new life to the world around us. No doubt, the world seems darker than ever before, but in the bleak darkness, Christ shines all the brighter! Let us wake up and shake off the dead wood of winter-all the things that weigh us down and hold us back, and let the regeneration of Christ begin….to revive, renew, and recreate, and so much so, that the transformation is undeniable-making unbelievers doubt their unbelief! As buds and blossoms and new blades of grass are undeniable signs of spring and the life within, let the evidence of Christ living in us be even more so! Here’s to Regeneration of the world and of the church and of you and me!