Spring and New Life

Spring has always been my favorite season. I like that although 50 degrees in the fall feels cold, in the spring it feels like a heat wave. And with the warmer air, there’s hope that winter is nearing its end.

Spring reminds me of new lifebuds on the trees, flowers peeking through the ground, the subtle shift of everything turning from brown to green…

And the new life we have in Jesus Christ.

New life because Jesus took on our punishment, and through His death and resurrection, we are set free from sin.

For the sin of this one man, Adam, caused death to rule over many. But even greater is God’s wonderful grace and his gift of righteousness, for all who receive it will live in triumph over sin and death through this one man, Jesus Christ.

 

Yes, Adam’s one sin brings condemnation for everyone, but Christ’s one act of righteousness brings a right relationship with God and new life for everyone. Romans 5:17-18 NLT

My prayer is that you know this New Life yourself, that you’ve experienced His love through Jesus.

If you’re not sure—maybe you’re on the edge, wavering between belief and unbelief—I encourage you to keep exploring the Christian faith.

Read the resurrection accounts in the Bible (Matthew 28, Mark 16, Luke 24, John 20-21.)

Think about the sacrifice Jesus made for all of us—including you. If you worry about the life you’ve led, please know that nothing is too awful or too far gone that Jesus can’t heal.

Now, most people would not be willing to die for an upright person, though someone might perhaps be willing to die for a person who is especially good. But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners. Romans 5:7-8 NLT

Everyone’s faith journey is different. For some, belief comes easy. For others, it’s a struggle.

Ask your questions. Find Christian friends you trust to talk to. And ask God—He can handle your questions and doubts. He knows you and He wants you to know Him.

He has extended the invitation into a relationship with Him. Will you accept?

Will you receive the New Life Jesus gives through His glorious resurrection?

 

[This post first appeared at Laura Rath ~ Journey in Faith and 5 Minutes for Faith.  All rights reserved. / Photo credit: FreeImages.com]

 

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About the author : Laura Rath

Laura Rath

A daughter of the King, saved by His grace, Laura writes to encourage women in their walk with Christ. She is a wife, mother, writer, blogger, speaker and contributor to several Christian websites. Laura shares stories of her faith journey on her blog Laura Rath ~ Journey in Faith, and can also be found on Twitter and Facebook.

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