Spring fascinates me. I come from a land with two seasons … hot … and very hot. So, each year as the snow thaws and the grass emerges already green, I am utterly shocked. When a few not freezing days loosely strung together produce the mass arrival of purple crocuses, red and yellow tulips, and apple blossoms that make me sneeze until my eyes swell shut, I am awe struck. My throat burns, my eyes water endlessly, I sneeze like crazy; yet still, I am amazed. In the Spring, life finds a way and the power and beauty of God’s creation will not be silenced.
From a time appointed long ago, seeds covered in cold dark soil burst into the light and grow, just as they were designed. The birds begin their early morning songs, the days grow longer and eventually warmer, and somehow, things seem a little more hopeful. In the Spring, possibilities are limitless and a bright and better future seems possible.
At Pregnancy Resources, that’s exactly how we see every pre-born child on the ultrasound screen. Each little one is known by God, and has been known, from a time appointed long ago. Each little one with immutable value. Each bearing the image of God. Each with intrinsic worth.
It is truly amazing, and it reminds me of the beautiful passage of scripture…
1 “But now listen, Jacob, my servant, Israel, whom I have chosen. 2 This is what the LORD says— he who made you, who formed you in the womb, and who will help you: Do not be afraid, Jacob, my servant, Jeshurun, whom I have chosen. 3 For I will pour water on the thirsty land, and streams on the dry ground; I will pour out my Spirit on your offspring, and my blessing on your descendants. 4 They will spring up like grass in a meadow, like poplar trees by flowing streams. Isaiah 44:1-4
So today, choose to see the beauty and wonder of Spring, and be reminded that you, too, have been chosen. Do not be afraid and do not for a single moment doubt your value or your worth. God will quench your thirst with His Spirit, and you will be satisfied.