When winter turns to spring,
When the colors start to reappear, When the snow has melted and the ground can once again see the sun,When the world is mud-luscious and puddle-wonderful,
And sunshine pours in a little earlier each day,
I find joy in the process of renewal.
The fattening buds on the eager branches,
Finally waking from their winter nap,
Spring is a time of restoration,
A time to renew and refresh.
And so it is in our lives,
We are called to be made new,
And we thrive through this renewal,
Shaking off the deadened pieces of our past,
And walking forward as new beings in Christ.
You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be renewed in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness. Ephesians 4:22-24
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.
2 Corinthians 5:17
And just for fun, one of my favorite springtime poems, and an inspiration for this post: “in Just-” by E.E, Cummings.