Hope Springs Eternal
As Easter, springtime and warm weather draw ever closer, I find myself seeking a renewed sense of hope in the day-to-day routines. This is the time of year when the chill gray of winter really begins to drain my spirit and the seemingly never-ending cycle of snow and ice becomes almost unbearable. Even after 10+ years in the Midwest (what?!? hard to believe it’s been that long), this is a unique sensation for one who is accustomed to seeing the tender shoots of spring by mid-March, if not late February. Even Georgia has had its share of winter this year, but spring will still visit there first!
Nonetheless, March is here and with it comes the assurance of new life. It is not without reason that Easter falls in the calendar year alongside the seasonal shift that brings new life to the landscape. These thoughts of renewal and anticipation accompany my calendar design for the month of March. It can be easy to lose sight of our eternal Hope when the world around us seems dark and buried in sin. But what an assurance to know that we can trust, without doubt, the unfailing love of our Lord as displayed in the life, death and resurrection of Christ, that we might have new life. Though the seasons may become wearisome from one year to the next, they remind us that “hope springs eternal”*, that life has come from death and, someday, death will be no more.
So, as you go through the next few weeks, let this calendar encourage and inspire you to live in that hope!
March Desktop Calendar
“And now these three remain: faith, hope and love.
But the greatest of these is love.”
1 Corinthians 13:13
*Alexandar Pope, An Essay on Man