It’s early March here in Colorado and that means everything is a still a little brown outside. My son and I LOVE to be outside, so every chance we get when the temperatures are even slightly warm enough, we head outside to enjoy the sunshine. I noticed some green grass poking through all the dead brown grass a few days ago while we were walking to get the older kids from school. We both were soo excited to see the little blades of green grass sprouting up – that means Spring is coming and with that, warmer weather and even more time outside!
It struck me this morning as I was driving and having this long conversation with my son about the coming Spring, that we all need some time to clean up our lives so that Jesus can shine through. You see, there was a landscaping company out with their blowers, mowers, and rakes. They were cleaning up the neighborhood by blowing away all the dead leaves, and power-raking all the withered brown grass. Their hard work was giving everything a fresh clean look, and getting our neighborhood ready for new life to grow when Spring truly arrives.
This reminded me that we all need a good power-raking in our lives, a time to remove all the icky, old stuff that is clouding our vision and weighing us down so that Jesus can shine through! Just think of how hard it is to see the good in your life when your life is so full of hurt, pain, and sorrow? Or when you are weighed down by a broken relationship? Sometimes we get so worn down from the hurt in our lives that our light is no longer shining, I’ve been there and I understand. It’s time to clean it up, remove it, mend the hurt and start fresh so Jesus can grow your life! Spring is an excellent time to take a good look at your life and see if there are hidden places or very open places you can heal and fix so that Jesus can shine through!
“Don’t hide your light! Let it shine for all; let your good deeds glow for all to see, so that they will praise your heavenly Father.” — Matthew 5:16
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