Seven Great Verses for Spring!

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Spring is here … or at least our calendars say that it is.

Here are seven great verses to study (or memorize) this spring with your own kids or your ministry kids.

And

one is a VERY FAVORITE verse, that’s tucked away in the Song of Solomon so a lot of people don’t even know it’s there.

So here goes …

Genesis 1:14 — And God said, “Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night. And let them be for signs and for seasons, and for days and years, From the very beginning, God planned the seasons … the pattern of spring, summer, fall, and winter didn’t JUST happen.

Genesis 8:22 — While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night, shall not cease. Another verse that promises that the seasons are locked into place.

Proverbs 16;15 — In the light of a king’s face there is life, and his favor is like the clouds that bring the spring rain. Isn’t this a cool picture? No, probably most of us haven’t stood before kings, but we’ve stood before parents and grandparents (or, as adults, a boss) waiting for their approval. Like when you ask your kids to clean the garage and they work hard and you go out to inspect it and they anxiously watch your face to see how you’ll react.And when you smile, they collapse with relief. Here we get a picture of that needed approval like needed rain bursting from the clouds.

Isaiah 40:8 — The grass withers, the flower fades,  but the word of our God will stand forever. A familiar verse that gives us a picture of our eternal God.

Hosea 6:3 — He will come to us as the showers,as the spring rains that water the earth. Here Hosea is writing to an unrepentant Israel and Judah, begging them to follow our awesome God.

Matthew 6:28:31 — And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.  But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? 31 Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’

Again, familiar verses. If God cares about the flowers, why do we doubt that He cares about us?

Oh … and now my FAVORITE — a word picture of spring from Song of Solomon.

Song of Solomon 2:11-12

For behold, the winter is past;
    the rain is over and gone.
The flowers appear on the earth,
    the time of singing[ has come,
and the voice of the turtledove
    is heard in our land.

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