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Today was one of those days – when the snow is still plentiful, but the temperature spikes upward and the sun shines, the birds sing, everything begins to melt and you just KNOW Spring is on it’s way. The promise of Spring is whispered on the breeze. It’s coming, it’s coming.

It is not here yet. The weather forecasters are saying we could get anywhere from 10 – 25cm tomorrow and it will be well below freezing on Thursday.

Still, I love days like today. Spring’s promise has been spoken, a foretaste of Spring has broken through. It’s time may not have quite come yet, but it is on it’s way. Aslan is on the move, to use the CS Lewis phrase.

I love days like today because they remind me of the promises I hold dear as a follower of Christ. God has promised that everything will be redeemed. That the world will be made new. That Christ will triumph and Heaven will win. It hasn’t happened yet, but it has been promised. It’s coming, it’s coming.

As we journey through Lent, we keep our eyes on the horizon, on the promise if Easter. The tomb will be empty. Life will triumph. The resurrection will change everything. We aren’t there yet. It isn’t time for that celebration yet. But it’s coming, it’s coming.

But we are looking forward to the new heavens and new earth he has promised, a world filled with God’s righteousness.
2 Peter 3:13 NLT

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