Why I Love Spring
Spring is my favorite time of year. And with this year’s winter being longer, colder, and snowier than most, the promise of spring is even more welcomed.
I won’t say I hibernate during winter, but it is a season when I hunker down; my goal is survival. I’m not sure if it’s the limited daylight, colder temperatures, or white precipitation, but something about winter wears me down. Winter is a season when I attempt to maintain the status quo; it’s an ill-advised time to take on new projects or pursue grand initiatives.
Then as the snow melts, I figuratively emerge, groggy-eyed from my self-imposed cave—that is, the sanctuary of my home. Warmer temperatures beckon; melting snow reveals brown grass, soon reborn to glorious green; flowers bloom with forgotten color and tree buds burst forth in praise. With refound ambition I anticipate what lies ahead; with renewed focus my plans give way to action.Spring reminds me of God and the new life, opportunities, and fresh start he offers. Thank you God for spring. Click To Tweet
Spring is a grand time. I wish it could be spring year round, but without the bleakness of winter standing in contrast, I fear I’d soon forget the wonder of springtime. So I accept winter as a precursor of what follows.
To me, spring is the antithesis of winter; it’s a great time to be alive. Spring signals new life, opportunities, and a fresh start. Spring also reminds me of God and the new life, opportunities, and fresh start he offers. Thank you God for spring.
Peter DeHaan writes about biblical spirituality, often with a postmodern slant. He seeks a fresh approach to faith and following God through the lens of scripture, without the baggage of made-up traditions and meaningless practices. Read more in his books, blog, and weekly email updates.