We had the first day of Spring a few days ago. Springtime means moving from darker and colder days into warmer temperature and lighter days. When I think of spring, I think of rejuvenation, restoration, and renewal. In Christianity, it is commemorating Jesus rising from the dead after his crucifixion. Although I don’t believe in the literal story of the resurrection, story is the promise of rising above dark times and adversity.
For over one year now, it seems like we have experienced “dark times” with COVID, where our usual ways of living abruptly changed. Social distancing, masks, standing in line for groceries, online classes and churches became the norm in 2020. It was sad that many people were ill with COVID or lost loved ones.
In spring 2021, things are changing for the better. As COVID numbers decrease, we will be able to meet again in person (and hug each other!), attend church in person, go to theaters, dine out with friends, travel, and schools will reopen (and parents will celebrate, I’m sure!). Divine Restoration is taking place, so what better time to set new goals, and welcome new good into your life!
Rev. Kathy Lyons