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Mar 07

Spring is Here! Almost.

Posted at 3:52 pm | Last Edit on 03/07/2011 | Post by pastor

Can you believe it! Flowers and trees budding out in the last days of February. It looks like Spring. Spring for me is a sign that Winter is over. New life is springing forth. Spring is also a great picture of the Christian faith. The death of the old self is like Winter and our New Life in Christ is like the growth in Spring. I read a story that combines the two. " A boy and his father were driving down a country road on a beautiful spring afternoon, when a bumblebee flew in the car window. The little boy, who was allergic to bee stings, was petrified. The father quickly reached out, grabbed the bee, squeezed it in his hand, and then released it. The boy grew frantic as it buzzed by him. Once again the father reached out his hand, but this time he pointed to his palm. There stuck in his skin was the stinger of the bee. "Do you see this?" he asked. "You don't need to be afraid anymore. I've taken the sting for you." We do not need to fear death anymore. Christ has died and risen again. He has taken the sting from death. Amen