The Lord says, “There is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven.”1 The Lord promises spring rains to water the earth and to bring forth the harvest.
“Ask the Lord for rain in the springtime; it is the Lord who sends the thunderstorms. He gives showers of rain to all people, and plants of the field to everyone.” ~Zechariah 10:1 NIV
“Let us acknowledge the Lord; let us press on to acknowledge Him. As surely as the sun rises, He will appear; He will come to us like the winter rains, like the spring rains that water the earth.” ~Hosea 6:3 NIV
“Be patient, then, brothers and sisters, until the Lord’s coming. See how the farmer waits for the land to yield its valuable crop, patiently waiting for the autumn and spring rains.” ~James 5:7 NIV
The Lord’s natural provision of spring rains assures us that He will provide for us. We can trust Him to lead and guide us as our Shepherd.
“You are our shepherd: You cause us to lack nothing. You have us lie down in green pastures and You lead us beside still waters. You restore our soul. You guide us in the paths of righteousness for Your name’s sake. Even though we walk through the valley of the shadow of death, we will fear no evil, for You are with us. Your rod and staff, they comfort us. You prepare a table before us in the presence of our enemies. You anoint our head with oil, our cup runs over; surely goodness and loving kindness shall follow us all the days of our lives and we will dwell in Your house forever.” ~Psalm 23
Each gardener plants seeds in the spring with the expectation of a plant coming forth to give us its fruit. God plants us, waters us, and expects godly fruit in us this season.
“He will be like a tree planted by the streams of water, that produces its fruit in its season, whose leaf also does not wither. Whatever he does shall prosper.” ~Psalm 1:3 WEB
Let us not grow weary this year. Let us receive the Lord’s provision, guidance and hope this Spring of 2022. Let us follow Him and plant seeds of love, kindness and hope. And in our planting, let us look with expectation that the Master Gardener will bring forth a great harvest.
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Every Friday, I join an online Christian writing community, Five Minute Friday. We are given a one-word prompt and write – unscripted, unedited, pure free-write – for 5 minutes. The prompt this week is Spring.