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May Devotional

We are well into the season of Spring, a time of rebirth, and renewal. The trees that just a few short months ago looked so lifeless during the dormant winter months, are once again full of green leaves, and blossoms. What we may have viewed as unmoving, was just taking a rest, a time for rejuvenation. Again, they are back at their natural task of converting Co2 into oxygen. The beauty of the spring flowers surrounds us wherever we look. And as we know, it's a very busy time of the year. We have the upcoming graduation season; with all the various festive parties we will be attending. Here at LEEK, there are the "Spring Work/Cleanup Days", not only a work weekend, but a chance to get together with friends and comrades, some of whom we haven't seen since last deer season. As I sit here this morning on the porch drinking my morning coffee, looking at my yard and the work it needs, raking the driveway back in place after the winter's snow plowing, i can't help noticing the shade of green on the grass seems to be a little bit brighter. The buds are starting to open on the lilac bushes. The birds are gathering building materials for their nests. All of nature needed to take a rest over the winter months, but now are rejuvenated and ready for the next season. We, also need to take the time to "renew" our time with the Lord. I am reminded of the passage from the book of Jeremiah 29:11 as the Lord spoke; "For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." We have both a hope and a future in the Lord, let us not forget! God had a plan for His people, He was going to lead them to the promised land, "a land flowing with milk and honey." A much better place than where they had been for a "Do Over" a fresh start if you will. He has a plan for you also.

After being cooped up for the seemingly endless winter months, many of us are anxious to get back outside. Whether it be to gardening, yard work, fishing, or hitting a little white ball all over the place except where we want it to go. Do not be so busy that you can't take the time to admire the Lord's handywork. Everywhere we look we can see the beauty of His creation. Just as springtime brings about a "newness", we too will have a newness created within us, for Jesus said in Revelation 21;5 "Then He who sat on the throne said, Behold I make all things new." And He said to me "Write, for these words are true and faithful."

Pastor Dan

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