Springtime Brings Happy Work
“The rain and snow come down from the heavens and stay on the ground to water the earth. They cause the grain to grow, producing seed for the farmer and bread for the hungry. It is the same with My word, I send it out, and it always produces fruit. It will accomplish all I want it to, and it will prosper everywhere I send it.”
Heidi Satterberg wrote: “It's been a fun-filled winter, God's blessings made it so...But winter's melting into spring, and now, it's time to go!”
Spring is the season between winter and summer and officially begins on March 20 for the Northern Hemisphere of the world. This is the day that the sun is directly over the equator. For the United States, the southern section awaits the first signs of the white blossoms of the sour cherry tree to appear, and the azalea's blooming. The northern section anxiously awaits for the appearance of the crocus and daffadils to begin peeping their heads through the snow. In Israel, a typical spring wildflower is the yellow garland chrysanthemums.
Helen Steiner Rice wrote a poem titled, “Eternal Spring ”. A few of the lines are: “...As Springtime lays a magic hand across God's vast and fertile land...how can anyone stand by and...see a fragile flower break through what just a day ago or two...Seemed barren ground still hard with frost, but in God's world no life is lost...”.
Springtime is also a time commonly known for spring clean-up inside your home and outside in your yard. When you are spring cleaning your home and yard, why not also spring clean, replant, renew, and dig up the weeds in your spiritual home by opening up your Bible because that is the only tool you will need to accomplish the task of spiritual tidying. In the Book of Hebrews it states: “For the Word of God is full of living power. It is sharper than the sharpest knife, cutting deep into our innermost thoughts and desires.”
Millie Stamm wrote a story about “Dr. Malan of Geneva”. The story went like this: Dr. Malan was taking a trip to Paris. He began a conversation with a man who started to reason with him about Christianity. The man kept presenting arguments, and each time Dr. Malan replied he used God's Word to answer him. Years passed, and one morning Dr. Malan received a letter from this man. He said, “Years ago you used God's Word with me and every time I answered, you again used the Word, until I felt I was fighting not you, but God. Now I am a Christian.”.
The Word of God going into the world is compared to the rain and snow falling down from heaven to water the earth. God's people have the responsibility to “water the earth” with the message of God's Word. Because of their voices, His refreshing Word is going to others. It will never return void because it transmits spiritual power, and brings forth the proper outcomes to accomplish His work. Like the springtime rains, His Word provides to a thirsty person what the rain provides to a desert.
So, let's get to work!
Lord God, thank You for creating the desire within us to evaluate our spiritual life. Amen.
~ Ann Brock Ludington