What does Spring symbolize?
While many religions celebrate the coming of spring, what they are really celebrating is nature. But the celebration of nature falls short when we experience the season of Easter on a personal level. Easter is celebrated during nature’s season of spring and like the season of spring, Easter is about new life. Just as winter symbolizes death, spring symbolizes new life. Trees, plants, fields are beginning to turn green; across Kansas new life is emerging from the ground. The Christian faith is about new life all year round, but especially so during Easter, something died but now lives again, in Christianity it’s not something but Someone.
The New Testament says in 2Corinthians 5:5:17 “…if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!” NIV.
Our new life, our new creation, springs from Jesus Christ, just as plant life re-emerges from the earth during spring and can’t be held back, the earth could not hold Christ, He emerged and because Christ came up from the ground, our new life comes from knowing Him, belonging to Him, worshipping Him, not nature or nature’s things.
Easter isn’t about candy or painted eggs or cute little bunny rabbits, Easter is about celebrating the miracle of new life that is possible because Jesus Christ rose up from the grave and He gives new life to every person who responds to Him.
Jesus once said, John 10:10 “I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full” NIV. This spring celebrate Jesus Christ in Easter, because He risen, not dead. Nature will die again and again, but new life, eternal and abundant, springs from Jesus Christ, celebrate Him.