It is amazing how life just seems to repeat itself. I know, I know this is not a new thing, yet all around, the seasons, plants – flowers, grass, trees, shrubs, etc. – proclaim over and over, “I am alive”
There are so many who laugh at the idea of resurrection, in particular the resurrection of Jesus Christ; yet it has been declared by God’s creation for millenniums of time.
For the picture. When my wife and I first decided to put our house on our place here there was a Mamosa tree which was hanging so low to the ground, broken over, yet living; and in the way of the new power line coming in; that we cut it down. Guess what it has life growing from it. Resurrection.
Last Spring I planted some trees. Due to our precious pets, dogs, they chewed some of them to the ground. I nipped them with some shears near a growth spot, along next to the ground; and before last Summer’s end they were nearly shoulder high on me. Now they are over shoulder high. Resurrection.
Last Summer I planted Myrtle shrub, and a Redbud tree. The Redbud was bitten off too. I pruned it down to the ground. It is up this Spring over six inches high. The Myrtle died in the Winter. I mowed it over a couple of weeks ago, and now it declares, “I am alive”
Every Spring the grass comes back from what others might call dormancy, but it is dead. Some might say, “Well it is just the cycle of things.” So be it.
God made man in His image. He made man to live eternally. The only answer for evil men, women, boys and girls, was for God to send His Son to die. Sin, death, and the grave could not hold Him down. It may just be the cycle of things, but Jesus arose from that grave. He declares, “I am alive”.
The whole of creation declares the glory of God. “The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament showeth His handiwork.” (Psalm 19:1)