The kids and I left the gym after the morning workout and walked into a clear warm day. We squinted into the bright sunshine and celebrated that gorgeous weather had arrived. We hurried to our cars, eager to embrace a spring-like weekend. After the cold and dark of the long winter months, we happily received these warm, sunny, early days of spring.
In the spring the world blossoms with new birth. Flowers dot the drab ground with color. Young animals can be seen following their mothers, while baby birds are rocked in the branches of breeze-blown trees. All around us the miracle of birth fills us with wonder and hope.
Equally miraculous is spiritual rebirth. Jesus told Nicode- mus, “You must be born again” (John 3:7). Spiritual birth is the spring time of the soul. When we receive the truth from the Holy Spirit that Jesus Christ has died for our sins, the long days of sin and darkness are over.
Through the power of the Holy Spirit, Christ’s life is born into our hearts. Our hearts blossom with righteousness, forgiveness, and grace through faith in Jesus’ atoning sacrifice on the cross. Through the work of the Holy Spirit, we are filled with the wonder of God and the hope of eternal life through His Son.
When we are born again, sin and death no longer have a claim on us, for by the Spirit and through Christ we are now children of God.
Photo by Aaron Burden
Denise Larson Cooper has a passion for Christ and sharing His Word. A wife and mother of two daughters, Denise currently works as a gymnastic coach.
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