From the Pulpit – Spring provides evidence of God’s handiwork

Crossroads Pentecostal Church - Spring blossoms are a reflection of the power and divine nature of a loving God.

Recent rain showers and regular watering have resulted in a rainbow of colours as Spring brings forth a myriad of blossoms, petals and leaves for a variety of fruit trees, flowers and plants in my backyard.

Within a few paces I can see bright yellow, and orange-red tulips, pure white blossoms on my cherry, apricot and plum trees, light and dark pink blossoms on two different varieties of peach trees, and beautiful and striking dark red and pink blossoms on a crab apple tree.

In addition, as I look down I can see the distinct yellow, blue and purple colours of various ground cover plants as well as the dark red stocks and large broad green leaves of my rhubarb plants. As I approach the afore-mentioned blossoming trees I can hear a familiar hum of the rapidly beating wings of hundreds of busy bees who are engrossed in the unending task of pollination. Even my lawn has turned from a sickly yellowish colour at the end of winter to a lush green carpet within a week of continuous watering.

Our yard’s lone reddish-brown squirrel who has made his home in one of our evergreen trees was seen recently scurrying across the yard in his forage for food. Birds seen lately have included the common red and orange-breasted robins, a group of greyish white doves, and a couple of eye-catching Steller’s jays.

The colour, variety and diversity of life that I have observed in my backyard continue to amaze and remind me of God’s handiwork in creating our visible universe.

Romans 1:20 emphasizes this theme when it notes that “For 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.”

In chapter 1 of the gospel of John, Jesus Christ is identified as the creative source of our universe: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. Grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.”

As you enjoy Spring I urge you to remember that the beauty in nature is a reflection of the power and divine character of a loving God who cares deeply about us. Visit a local church and get to know Him personally. You won’t be disappointed.

Russ Burroughs is a member of the Crossroads Pentecostal Church.

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