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Spring Has Sprung

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; His mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.  Lamentations 3:22-23 ESV

In 1923, at the age of 57, Thomas Chisolm penned lyrics to remind people that the seasons, along with the sun, moon, and stars, all join together to witness to God’s great faithfulness, mercy, and love.

I remember one particular spring when I couldn’t wait to get outside after a long winter. The outdoor smells, the beauty of flowers, and even the smiles on the faces of children playing outside all reminded me that God brought another spring of warmth and growth into my life. It caused me to reflect upon the promise of God’s faithfulness.

The melting snow, the blooms and buds that magically appear, and the longer days all prompt us to remember God’s faithfulness in ushering in a new season where nature again blossoms. The picture of spring encourages God’s children that we will live again, even though we may die.

God’s invisible attributes, including His faithfulness, are revealed in His creation and provision for the earth. God’s faithfulness shows He is completely dependable. Also, according to Jeremiah, God’s faithfulness demonstrates His steadfast love. The love of God for His children is unwavering and guaranteed by His faithfulness. God wants us to realize there are no valid reasons to doubt His trustworthiness.

As you peer outside your window today, let that picture remind you that God is completely dependable. Then, share that with someone else.

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Marcellus George

Marcellus George is an author and a professor of theology. He and his wife are thankful for their adopted twin sons. He enjoys writing and reflecting on all the things God has done for us in adopting us. You can connect with him on his website, "Lessons From the Adoptive Journey," at https://marcellusgeorge.com.