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By Pastor Pat Coyle
Shafter Mennonite Brethren Church 

Pastor's Corner: Spring


Last updated 3/30/2021 at 7:04pm

Spring is one of those times of year that has a certain "fresh start" to it, perhaps similar to the New Year feel in January.

It's a time of year when we begin seeing more flowers, bees, longer days, time change and a general feeling of newness. In a far greater way, the Lord provides a "spring-like" newness anytime someone places their faith in Jesus as Lord and Savior.

For example, in John 3:3 Jesus speaks about the need to be "born again" in order to see the Kingdom of God and in II Corinthians 5:17, the Apostle Paul writes about how we become "new creations" in Christ through faith.

The season of spring also includes the celebration of Easter and reminds us of the "living hope" we can have through faith in Jesus because He rose from the dead. As we all enjoy the "newness" and "fresh start" that the spring season provides, let me encourage us to also remember a more important "newness" and "fresh start" that comes from following Jesus as Lord and Savior.

If you've never trusted Jesus in a personal way, perhaps this spring is the perfect time for you to begin a new life in Christ. Think about it.


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