Spring, Yay!

The temperatures are starting to stay up in the 50s and the Robins are back and some of the flowers are blooming.  Could it be?  Is it possible?  Dare I say it?  Spring is here, well, almost.  It wasn't much of a winter, but I am glad it is almost over.  I like that we have regular seasons.  Isn't it nice that there is an order to the universe?  Winter, spring, summer, fall.  Sun goes down at night and comes up in the morning.  How sweet it is!  Thank you Lord.

Of course those things were created to do those things.  They can't help it.  Which brings to mind that we were created to do good works.  Yep, you and I are to do good works not because we think it is a good idea, but because it is in our nature to do so.  Ephesians 2:10, "For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works which God prepared in advance for us to do."  It is in our nature to do good works.  We can do even more good works above and beyond those but God has a plan for us and work for us to do.  Remember that good works do not save us.  

So, we can expect the sun to come up in the morning and we can expect a Christian to be kind and caring.  Mmm, doesn't always happen that way though, does it?  Yes, we are a fallible people and we make mistakes.  But Lent reminds us that we are imperfect and that foregiveness is avallable if we repent before the Lord.  Repent and believe the Gospel.  

God loves you and so do I,

Pastor Bruce