Walking with God in the Spring

How do the Seasons inform us about God and the Bible?

I took these photos on our walk yesterday. I love the Spring when everything begins to come alive again as nature wakes up and begins to blossom. Spring means a new beginning, a new day, we get warmth from the sunlight, colour from the new growth as plants and flowers spring up again everywhere, and our spirits are inspired to start again with new ideas. I also love the words of Isaiah below that give us hope:

Isaiah 35 – The Joy of the Redeemed

The desert and the parched land will be glad; the wilderness will rejoice and blossom. Like the crocus, it will burst into bloom; it will rejoice greatly and shout for joy. The glory of Lebanon will be given to it, the splendour of Carmel and Sharon; they will see the glory of the LORD, the splendour of our God. Strengthen the feeble hands, steady the knees that give way; say to those with fearful hearts, “Be strong, do not fear; your God will come, he will come with vengeance; with divine retribution he will come to save you.” Then will the eyes of the blind be opened and the ears of the deaf unstopped. Then will the lame leap like a deer, and the mute tongue shout for joy. Water will gush forth in the wilderness and streams in the desert. The burning sand will become a pool, the thirsty ground bubbling springs. In the haunts where jackals once lay, grass and reeds and papyrus will grow. And a highway will be there; it will be called the Way of Holiness; it will be for those who walk on that Way.

Seasons of Spiritual Rhythms

The natural world has so much to teach us about how times and seasons help us to walk more closely with God. Summer is a time for colour and full flower. Autumn is the time for the trees and plants to turn red, yellow, and brown and then begin to fade and fall. Winter is a season of dormancy where everything goes quiet and still. But then something begins slowly to happen under the ground. Spring begins to grow and blossom, so that everything can be harvested in summer. And so, the cycle of the seasons give us routine, stability and hope as each generates its own spiritual rhythm within our lives, and there is always the next season to look forward to as we journey on.

Let Us Pray

This is your garden, Creator God,
a thing of beauty
beyond understanding,
a poem that is being written
not in words
but in colours,
wind’s whisper,
soaring bird,
snowdrop’s petal,
gentle rain,
sunlight’s warmth,
This is your garden, Creator God,
A thing of beauty
beyond our understanding

Copyright © John Birch, 2022 Faith and Worship


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In this album you will find The Creation Song by Ish