We just welcomed another Spring this week and with it comes the hope associated with new growth and birth of so many living things, animal and plant, out here in rural USA. And as God said in Genesis above, He designed the universe and our earth in a way to allow for daylight and darkness and the birth, growth, maturity and ultimate death of all of the plants and animals in the fields that we witness daily if we just slow down enough to look. It's a marvelous time of year and it shows His power and glory in so many ways.
The seasons of the year each have their own significance to we humans as well as we plan our lives and our activities of life accordingly. But Spring is particularly inspiring for it gives us the hope of new life, the birth of the new provided to replace the old which naturally departs after it's planned lifespan, be it animal, plant or human. And it's all according to God's plan, a Master Plan which only He knows in full detail.
Look at your life like the seasons of the year and realize the importance of each stage. Spring represents birth and early growth. Summer involves continued growth and maturity into full adult stage of life. Fall represents the later years, a time when we have reached our full level of knowledge based upon what we have been through and begin to slow down as we near our end. And Winter, representing the end of life as we know it on this earth.
Each stage is important. Each involves different factors and a changing of how we see things. And each is key to the ultimate conclusion of our life. So, in whatever stage you find yourself, look to the Lord to put the pieces together and make sense for you and what you are meant to do in this life. And praise Him for the gift that he so graciously provided. And, further, if you live as He wishes, life won't end with death in this world. It will only be the beginning, the beginning of something so wondrous and glorious that even with your imagination in full gear you can't come close to approaching it.
We thank you for the beauty and variety of each of the seasons and on this day we especially thank you for the Spring. The hope and promise of new life is a masterful gift and we pray that you will help us use this very life, regardless of which stage we find ourselves, to give our all to you. In doing so, our earthly life will be transitioned to eternal life when our days on earth are done. You have provided the ultimate gift for us; help each of us to fully take advantage by accepting your offer through belief in Jesus Christ. We ask this prayer in His name, Amen.