Romans 1

20For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.

John 11

25Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies….”

Cold and harsh winds blowing….

Through lifeless branches swaying….

The frozen ground beneath us….

Halting life’s ability to progress.

Winter symbolizes death so poetically, doesn’t it?

The frigid winds that whip through our clothes are as painful as the……

Empty, hollow, and bitter feelings that often fill our hearts and minds in times of grief

Death seems to be painted all around us in winter scenes.

Everything seems hopeless when the once-lush ground seems to have been swallowed up by winter’s hunger.

As time passes, we learn to accept this phase of life called winter. Sometimes even embracing its beauty as we realize it is part of God’s natural order of things.

Then something happens.

Something miraculous.

One day we look and SURE ENOUGH! Life is bursting forth where death seemed to have taken hold!

Colors appear through the brownness of the landscape! Yellows, blues, greens, purples……..promising color to our drab lives of winter!

I just love springtime! It reminds me that death truly has no power over life…..

God makes all things new…………, trees, bushes………and US!!

Death has no hold on plants. It definitely has no hold on us!

I find these words so comforting when I think of my sweet Nick. Oh, the emptiness of life without him. And yet I believe that just as tiny flowers miraculously appear after a long, hard winter, Christians arise from death to live a new and beautiful life with Him in Heaven.

Olivia and her friend Cameron helped me photograph our first signs of spring in Grayson this year!!

We were dropping some things off at church for an upcoming yard sale when we noticed some tiny little flowers popping through the cold, hard ground right near the edge of the sidewalk…..

It was so exciting!

As we looked around we noticed other signs of spring popping up through piles of leaves!

Peeking through….

Promising new life…..

I think the miracle of spring is one of the things God was talking about when He said that His eternal power can be seen in nature….making men “without excuse.”

So, if you’re doubting whether there is life after death…..

Take a walk and see what’s happening as winter melts away and spring goes on display!

It’s God’s way of saying……..

I have the final word on death…….

And it is LIFE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Clinging to Spring’s Promise,