Today is the first day of spring. A signaling of one of my favorite times of the year — the Spring Equinox. Today there are an equal amount of daylight hours as there will be night. And after today, the days start getting longer. After today light starts winning over dark.
Certainly there is a purpose for every season. A time for life and a time for death. (Ecclesiastes 3) And as one of my favorite worship songs says, “all of my life, in every season, you are still God, I have a reason to sing.” (Desert Song) But there is something so sweet about the spring time. Something happens in my spirit when creation comes back to life. Something in me begins to come back to life when the weather warms and the trees turn green and the flowers bloom.
Our souls experience winter just like the earth does. God leaves parallels all around us all the time for us to look and see that everything He created — everything that has life — goes through this same cycle. We go through seasons of stripping and barrenness and then we grow back more full of life and more beautiful than we were before. (You may remember my post about these stripping seasons from November)
One of my favorite scriptures that brings to life the process of spring time is Song of Songs 2:10-13:
“Arise, my darling, my beautiful one, and come with me. See! The winter is past; the rains are over and gone. Flowers appear on the earth; the season of singing has come, the cooing of doves is heard in our land. The fig tree forms its early fruit; the blossoming vines spread their fragrance. Arise, my darling, my beautiful one, come with me.”
Oh, the fragrance of spring time! The sounds of birds singing. The vision of flowers appearing on the earth. The sweet invitation from God to come away and see what He is doing.
It’s a new thing He’s doing. A new day.
Two years ago, I had a friend who needed to hear this message. She’d been struggling with depression and longing for God to pull her out of the darkness she was in. Longing for spring time in her soul. So Noland and I wrote this song, and God used it to bring her to deliverance. Two years later, it’s still one of my favorite things God has ever inspired me to write.
Cheers to a new season. A season of life springing up again. May it be a reminder that He makes all things new, and whatever season your soul may be in right now, would the words of this song be an invitation from your Beloved to come away and see that He is doing a new thing. A promise from God that spring is coming for you. Because that’s what He does — He brings things to life.