The freshness of spring is like the work of grace in a Christian’s life. God showers grace over confessed sin and brings new life where there was deadness.
Romans 5:20-21 NLT God’s law was given so that all people could see how sinful they were. But as people sinned more and more, God’s wonderful grace became more abundant. 21 So just as sin ruled over all people and brought them to death, now God’s wonderful grace rules instead, giving us right standing with God and resulting in eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Our sin is like the dead, brown grass in our yards. The Ten Commandments and law is like looking into a mirror first thing in the morning. We can see what needs fixing, but the mirror cannot do anything to improve our appearance. It only shows what we are.
God’s grace is the answer! His grace is not a cover-up, but a deep cleanser that gives us a clean conscience and a pure life. His grace is unearned and undeserved. God gives it out of His deep love for us.
We experience this grace every time I mess up, confess up and God cleans me up.
Take a walk today and notice the freshness of spring. Thank God for His grace in your life.