So today, spring arrives. For many it has been a long and miserable winter. Even in my neck of the woods in the Georgia, we’e dealt with more winter than we care to. With that said, while many may still have to deal with winter weather for a while longer, the coming of spring brings new restoration to our world. We start to hear the birds singing, the trees begin to bud, and we see new life beginning all around us. It is a fresh start as we look forward to longer days and warmer weather.
In my reading this morning, I was pointed to look closer at God’s creation and how His coming kingdom restores our world. God gives us a glimpse of this restoration each year as move out of the darkness and cold of winter into spring and summer. Through Jesus, wherever humanity was broken, He restored it. Just has the blind man could see, the deaf could hear, the lame could walk, and the dead returned to life. Jesus restored and restores all who have faith in Him and seek Him. My reading this morning was and excerpt from John Eldredge’s book Epic. John explains that “the restoration of the world played before us each spring and summer is precisely what God is promising us about our lives. Every miracle Jesus ever did was pointing to this Restoration, the day he makes all things new.
As the warmer days come back upon us, think about this restoration and the promise that God has made to us. He sent His son Jesus Christ to live among us and be sacrificed so that we could be made new. So that we could be restored to God once again as we had fallen so far. No matter how broken our lives may be and we all have that struggle to contend with, Jesus is the answer and restores all. We get a taste of that restoration every spring with new life. Jesus brings us new life if we have faith in Him.
I am in the process of producing my first video blog. As I mentioned in my last post, I will be sharing my personal testimony with you all. Part of that will show just how much Jesus has restored me. I’ve gone through my own share of struggles, doubts, and fears. It was not until I was 33 years old that I realized just how far I had strayed and I found my way back to God and let me tell you, He has restored me so much. I still struggle with daily troubles that life will bring in this world, but I have new hope and Jesus was and is that answer and He is yours too.
My prayer for everyone that reads my posts and who will watch my videos is that my life and testimony will be a beacon that will be draw others in. That people who may be struggling and not know who Christ is will find there way to get to know Him. He is always there and like the prodigal son, will pull you in with open arms when you find your way home. He will restore you. Look at His creation and how awesome it is. He can do so much more within you, no matter where you are in life.