Welcome, Spring!

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

With the Advent of spring
We have reason to sing
More than anyone alive!

For we are made new
Each and every day through
By the precious blood of Christ!

With the Advent of spring
We bear witness to
The resurrection of Jesus.

For we are His heirs
His priceless disciples
Born to be His treatise.

With the Advent of spring
We are not to hide
But shine brighter than e’er before.

For we are His offspring
Adopted and forgiven
Let’s trumpet the song of the Lord!

With the Advent of spring
Time continues
The cold of winter is gone.

For the warmth of the Lord
Rises up and comes forth
Bids us sing like the heavenly throng!

With the Advent of spring
A new season begins
One which God will bless.

For if we seek Him
Prayerfully and meekly
He will draw near as we confess.

With the Advent of spring
Opportunity emerges
As with the tender leaves.

For the greenery around
Wakes us up, sobers us
To the world’s aching needs.

With the Advent of spring
We quietly await
A resurrection of Christians.

For the world needs love,
Caring and compassion:
Jesus, the Man for all Seasons.

(Debra R)