Did you remember to spring forward today?
Every year when we “spring forward” and go around the house setting all our clocks ahead one hour, I lament the disappearance of that hour of sleep or productivity. I know… we get the hour back in the fall, but, to tell the honest truth, some years my spring forward feels just plain sprung.
There’s comfort for us all from Isaiah 42:3 where God describes the character and heart of his Servant Son:
A bruised reed he will not break,
and a faintly burning wick he will not quench…”Isaiah 42:3
Can I extend the metaphor?
A sprung spring he will not stretch.
It’s been a long winter and an even longer year.
Are you feeling bruised? Quenched? Sprung?
Here in the land of Easter blizzards and Mother’s Day snow flurries, the calendar is not our source of hope. We must reach deep into Truth where the Spirit of Encouragement lies. The Good News is that Jesus has brought this Old Testament promise into its New Testament fulfillment:
Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.”Matthew 11:29
Today, you can spring forward with joy, remembering that our times are in God’s hands–all of them. Even that lost hour!
Holding you in the light,
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