Spring always truly puts a “spring” back in my step. I am not a fan of cold weather at all and, even though the snow is beautiful, I am happy in 70-80 degree weather year round. So, the flower and warmer weather this time of year perk up my spirits and my physical well being. Sometimes I just stand in the first few warm days of sunshine and turn my face toward the warmth, basking in the feeling of healing.
And when I think of what Easter means to follower of Christ, that “spring” is even higher! Think where we would be if Christ had not come, had not died, had not risen. (Matt. 27-28, , Mark 15-16, Luke 23-24, John 19-21) No hope, no future, no peace, no “spring”.
Take time to read these gospel passages of Christ’s sacrifice for us. Then read again Matthew 28:19-20.
What did He give us as His followers to do? Go and tell. We have a story worth telling. Enjoy time with family and other Christians, and watch for opportunities to share that “He is risen! He is risen indeed!”