I came across the phrase “the Promise of Spring” the other day. What a wonderful phrase and image it provokes. Each year about this time the first signs of spring arrive. Trees bud, flowers emerge, the grass turns green, and an afternoon thunderstorm clears the air. We know that the cold and darkness of winter is leaving and the joy of outdoor activities and porch sitting is arriving. Mother Nature repeats her promise of hope and renewal.
There is another promise at this time of year even if you live in the southern hemisphere. It is the promise of Easter, our annual reminder of God’s love for each and every one of us. For each of us all in the past is forgiven, and our future is once again full of hope and renewal.