Spring is springing across the land. Robins have landed in my backyard and gophers are chasing each other in fields everywhere. There is open running water, and the geese are moving away from their flocks and are separating into pairs.
This is the time of year for rebirth. A time when everything is fresh and new, and the dull dreariness of winter slowly fades into distant memory. Leaves bud and plants gradually appear out of the earth and fill us with the reminder of life, yet again, with their bright colours and fragrances.
How fitting that our Saviour chose this season to pay the price. How fitting that He chose Spring to die and then be resurrected so that we could have new life. How marvelous is the God who planned the whole thing! Not only His redemptive plan, but the timing of it could not be more poetic.
Everyone that I know, saved and unsaved alike, views Spring as a time of birth and regeneration. You can not help but think about a Creator in the midst of the explosions of life that are happening all around us.
As we contemplate the season of Spring and come into a place of total awe at how wonderful it is to smell the first rain as it washes the winter wasteland clean, it is an easy transition to ponder the wonder of how our Saviour is like that first Spring rain. His blood washes away the wasteland of sin in our lives.
While the rest of the world celebrates with Easter eggs, chocolate, and bunnies; there is a depth to the Christian celebration that gets missed by those outside.
I have had conversations with people who think that it is the weirdest thing to celebrate so horribly gruesome a death. I celebrate not the death, but the life. Yes, He died, but that is not the end of the story. Because of His death so long ago, I have life everlasting! That is reason enough to celebrate!
“The message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.”1 Corinthians 1:18
Miranda Himmelspeck is ACOP’s bookkeeper and has been for the last 17 years!
Around the office, Miranda can be seen drinking coffee in one of her fancy custom mugs (which she creates—*talent*).
Miranda and her husband Kevin live in Calgary with their pup named Max—whose crazy antics keep their walks interesting. (Featured on Facebook if you’re curious.)
She attends High River Full Gospel Church and is an active part of their community.