By Pastor Mark Lee
Although Eastvale residents may not notice much of a change, some individuals living in other parts of the United States are currently celebrating the official end of winter. At the same time California has been experiencing temperatures in excess of 90 degrees, New England and parts of the northeast have seen record snowfall. Needless to say, people all over the country are welcoming spring with open arms.
However, you don’t have to immerse yourself in freezing temperatures to appreciate the beauty of the season. After all, this is a time of growth and promise. Everywhere you look, the world is emerging from darkness and new life is appearing. The ice is melting, the clouds are receding, and the days that lie ahead are full of possibility. Spring brings hope, optimism and new beginnings. What could be more beautiful?
Perhaps the most wonderful thing about this time of year is that this sense of renewal isn’t limited to nature. It is not uncommon for people to be inspired by the beauty of the season and use it as an opportunity to initiate changes in their own lives. Whether this means recommitting to a resolution, improving a relationship, or pursuing a goal, spring gives us the opportunity to start all over again with a clean slate.
Isaiah 40:31 says, “But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.”
If you are planning to use spring as an opportunity to recharge and refresh your life, I encourage you to include God in that plan. With Him on your side, success is inevitable.
VantagePoint Church meets at Roosevelt High School on Sundays at 9:30 a.m. & 11 a.m.