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A New Season: Spring

SunHere in Melbourne, Australia the season of Spring begins - today!

I love Spring. We start to move away from the cold, rainy and cloudy days of winter. The sun starts to become warmer. Birds are singing their little hearts out. Trees that have looked dead start to blossom with new life. Solomon described it well ...

Look, the winter is past, and the rains are over and gone. The flowers are springing up, the season of singing birds has come. [Song of Songs 2:11-12. NLT]

God created the seasons ...

Genesis 8:22. As long as the earth remains, there will be planting and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night.

And God can change the seasons too.

Daniel 2:20-21. Praise be to the name of God for ever and ever; wisdom and power are his. He changes times and seasons ...

Seasons can be symbolic of the various periods or phases of our life in which we grow (see BLOG posts on "Growing Strong in the Seasons of Life"). Seasons can also be prophetic of what God is up to in our lives. Maybe you have been through a winter season recently where life has been dark and cold for a long period of time. I pray for a shift of season for you. I pray for Spring in your life - for the sun to shine brighter, for a time of singing to break out, and for new life to burst into your world!

[Spring is nature's way of saying, 'Let's party!' Robin Williams]