I do enjoy the new life of springtime.
Today, I went outdoors and got my “garden-fix”. I picked fresh asparagus and a few juicy stems of rhubarb. I got to pick up some brand new blooming stems of white and purple irises that opened during the night. I also picked a lone stem of a beautiful pink peony that burst open this morning.
Yesterday, my break from my homebound duties included a visit to the what we call, the Teddy Shed. There in the manger lay 5 one-week-old kittens and their loudly purring mother. What a delight to hear the kittens purring along with their mother. The stillness in the shed made it easy to gaze on them without interruption. The break I had to enjoy the new lives brought me joy and a sense of satisfaction.
The sights and sounds that our Creator has produced with his skillful hands bring a sense of awe and peace to the busy, weary soul.
Today, I took time to spend reviewing some special Bible verses. The one that was particularly freeing to me is Romans 6:14. It says, “For sin shall not have dominion over you for you not under law but under grace.”
How wonderful to know the Creator who makes all things, has taken us imperfect, human beings who are under the bondage of sin and He has set us free! We are no longer under the thumb of sin, since Christ paid the penalty for it. Because he did, I, as a believer in Christ, do not owe anything to sin…I am free to live under righteousness.
I hope that you, too, can say that you are trusting Christ’s sacrifice as the payment for your sin. You can then rejoice in the fact that sin shall not have dominion over you. You can be living as a new creature made by the Creator Himself, who makes all things new and beautiful. Enjoy His new creation today in your heart and also in what he has put outside your door.
Photo credits: Wenda Grabau