This morning I had the occasion to be out on a couple of errands. As I was walking down the street, I was struck by the ambiance of spring. The birds in the trees were singing merrily as a light breeze brushed my face; I could almost see the spring grass and flowers in the yards around me…
Almost, but not quite.
That spring breeze was cold and cut like a knife. I could also hear the crunch of fresh snow with every footstep and it wasn’t bright and sunny, no! It was gloomy and foreboding… I was walking in the middle of a snowstorm!
And still the birds were singing merrily! The persistence of life in nature is really an amazing thing. All around me there were trees and shrubs that look for all the world to be dead; but in a few weeks, life will spring forth again from them.
God’s creation is awesome… and yet so far I am only speaking of life that is perishable. How much more powerful and awesome is that life which God has created that is imperishable!
That is the kind of life that sprang froth from the very grave in the Person of Jesus Christ; it is the life that is our hope for eternity.
How great our hope is when we place it in God’s hands!