‘Spring into Life’
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Yellow daffodils along a green grassy bank, pink cherry blossom on the trees, bright blue skies and frolicking white lambs in the fields…Springtime brings a wonderful array of colour stemming from the beauties of new life. It’s so amazing to watch the flowers bloom, see new animals be born or hatch and everything start to warm up a bit!
Interestingly, the origin of the word ‘spring’ stems from the old English word ‘lencten’ or lengthen, relating to the lengthening of the days and the increasing amount of daylight; something it feels like we’ve been waiting a long time for!
As much as we might like the winter with it’s bright, crisp days (and the odd cloudy, wet one!), the fun to be had in the snow and the cosy winter nights, we can’t help but look forward to the light and warmth that spring intimates is on it’s way.
It’s a bit like this in the Bible. Just like in the natural world around us we see all the ‘dead’ plants coming ‘back to life’, so the Bible talks about the new life we can have through following Jesus. One story which really brings this to life is the story of Noah. From a world covered in water where everything seemed dead, God saved a faithful man, his family and a pair of every kind of animal, in order to bring back to life the population of the world. And when he had placed them safely back on dry land he put a rainbow of many colours in the sky, as a promise that he would never flood the world again. He gave them new life.
This new life also brought new possibilities and opportunities; to try new things, maybe new ways of planting, new places to explore and new hobbies to take up. So coming into spring, perhaps it might be apt to come along to Ashby Christadelphian Church and find out more about the new life God offers you and his promises of a new world. After all March is the time to ‘spring forward’ not ‘fall back’!
Useful bible passage to look up: Genesis chapters 6-8
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