This time of year it seems as if winter will never end, but actually winter is the shortest season of the year, with spring and summer being the longest. But with the beginning of March, we know that spring is just around the corner. Spring is the time when nature comes alive with trees
budding, animals coming out of hibernation and the earth begins to warm. It’s a time to clean the rust off the garden tools and put away the snow shovels (well maybe not just yet), and
plan our spring activities. Spring is like a new birth where we shed winter’s grip and we enter into a fresh new world. Spring also reminds me of  Easter where Jesus was buried in an
earthly grave and arose in the newness of life. One of the greatest scriptures in the Bible is found in the book of John. “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten son, that
whosoever believeth in Him, should not perish, but have everlasting life” (John 3:16). God has given us a promise of new life through His on, and all we need to do to obtain this new life is
confess that we have sinned and believe in Jesus Christ as our savior, and live our life according to God’s word. Then one day, we too will arise in the newness of life. 1 Corinthians 15:58 says
“Therefore my beloved brethren, be ye steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.” Love one
another as the Lord has loved you, and above all love the Lord with all your heart.

Rev. Don English