contributed by Melanie
I love spring. I love how everything that has been lying dormant and seems dead, suddenly comes back to life. Daffodils come up, camelias, rhododendrons, tulips, even dandelions, start to bloom. It always brings to mind ideas of ressurrection, new life, second chances. The other day I heard a song that really resonated with me and I thought I'd share it with you. I usually go through worship songs and tear them apart word by word, since that is what I was taught to do in Worship school (haha) but for once I just pulled out one line and didn't worry about the rest. What I love about this song is the line that says "for You and You alone awake my soul. Awake my soul and sing." This is my prayer in this "season" of my life - I have been waiting for a personal springtime in my own life for what feels like a very long time. I get glimpses of spring, but I feel as though there are areas of my life that are still lying dormant. Hopefully not dead, just sleeping. But only Christ can do it. Only He can bring my heart back to life again. Spring is a yearly visual reminder for me that resurrection is possible and real. That winter doesn't have to last forever.