The Color of Spring

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Devotion: Romans 11:17-24

Ah, the green of Spring! The season that smells of newness. With great intent and purpose; our God designed the seasons, for the good of the earth and the good of His people.

The Master Gardener of the earth, chose green for His back drop.  Beautiful shades of this breath taking color, cover God’s ground in the Spring.  As the sun begins to warm the earth, we see God’s glorious cloak of pale green not only on the ground, but in the bushes, holding up brightly colored flowers and showing off in tree tops against the blue sky. By His design, God clothes His creation in this glorious color. It’s the color of growth, renewal and rebirth.

Just as the Lord God made garments of skin; to clothe Adam and Eve and cover their nakedness; He makes green leaves in all forms and fashions to cover the dead trees, bushes and flowers. God created spring to bring resurrection to the earth’s covering.

Spring is a beautiful picture of redemption.  The leaves come forth in due season, following winters’ harsh temperatures and frozen precipitation.  It’s a picture of our resurrected Lord Jesus. His body lay cold and lifeless in the grave for three days before He became the “firstborn of the dead,”

All shades of green have varying implications.  A richer green known as “olive green” represents peace and redemption.  Our scripture today powerfully proclaims our position in Christ.  We are as winter’s earth, dead without the “Son.”  We need “new life.”

Oh sweet reader, God’s Word declares; “If any man be in Christ, He is a new creation. Old things are passed away, behold all things become new.” Before coming to Christ, you were “the wild olive shoot.” If you have a personal relationship with Him, you are now grafted into Him.  You have been reborn; possessing abundant life on earth and the promise of eternal life in heaven.  Just as Spring’s color of green; He makes all things new.

Prayer in Motion:

Lord, open my eyes to see Your great redemption story.  Even Your earth tells of Your glory.  May I know You by the power of Your resurrection and believe that You are my Creator, Redeemer and Friend.  In Jesus Name. Amen

 

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