by Heather Tietz
Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will still live, even if he dies. Whoever lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?”
Newness is often most appealing when we are overwhelmed with decay.
The beautiful little things that poke up in the spring go unnoticed most of the year, but after winter – after life has been worn by wind, stilled by cold – those little green sprouts stand vibrant against a darkened landscape.
The older we get, the more familiar we become with darkened landscapes. Our vision fades, our houses age, our own bodies slow down. What a relief it is to know that there is a real spring just around the corner. This slow slide we are on doesn’t culminate in an inevitable dead end.
We have the promise of a new life. Heaven is out there, with all the eternal blessings it holds: family, friends, peace, rest, wholeness, love, and joy.
We can hang on to this truth. What darkness or pain we encounter is only a passing season.
One day, when God has made everything new (Revelation 21:5), we will enjoy a year-round Spring in Heaven with Jesus.
Dear Gracious Heavenly Father,
Help me this springtime to remember that Jesus is my resurrection and life.
With Him, I can do everything, without any limitations.
In Jesus’ wonderful Name, I pray, Amen.