Sunday, November 19, 2006

There is a Season....

As I was driving the other day, I took some time to look at the trees with little or no leaves left on them and the grass turning brown and thought about the changing season. I wondered what the point of it was. Why do we have this cycle of seasons? As I thought about it I also thought about the cycle of a single day. As the sun goes down here in Wisconsin, it is rising on the other side of the world and when the day comes to an end there it will start new here. I just found it amazing that in this world God created, there is always a new day. As dark as the night will get, a new day will begin at dawn. It is the same with the seasons. Things may be looking barren now, but we know that in the spring there will be a new season where things will get warmer and buds will pop from the trees, flowers will blossom and new life from an old plant will begin. In thinking of all of this, I also thought about the story of the sacrifice of Jesus and realized that it is the same story. 1 John 1:15 tells us that "God is light; in him there is no darkness at all." Jesus is our new day. And in Ephisians 2:1 we are told that "As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins..." and then in 2:4-5 "But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions--it is by grace you have been saved." Jesus is also our new season. How important is it to God that we hear the story of what His Son has done for us? Obviously so important that he used the world we live in to tell us that story every day of our lives. Every day you wake up, you wake up to the story of Jesus. No matter what happened yesterday, a new day is available today. No matter how barren your life has been, there is a new season available. Light in the darkness, life out of death. Take a minute and step outside and watch God speak to you, "This is my Son, whom I have chosen; listen to him." Luke 9:35

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