New Beginnings

by Beverly Alfonso
originally published in
Poems For Life Newsletter :: April 5, 2009

Spring brings Easter
And a time of rebirth
When all becomes fresh
And new on the earth.

After the dying
And death of so much
Along comes the sunshine
With a warm, gentle touch.

As much as we see
New life all around
The blooms from the flowers
And sprouts from the ground;
What really matters
And impacts the most
Is the death of our Savior
To save all the lost.

But the grave could hold Him
For only so long
He arose to a morning
Bursting with song.

The cross and the tomb
Such reminders of love
A plan to save life
By our Father above.

Only the Christ
Because of His death
Can give us new birth
Through one holy breath.

When we joy in the Springtime
And new life on earth
We remember our Lord
That in Him is our worth.

The Spring rains come and the winds blow to dry the ground. The sun shines brighter and longer each day. The birds sing to each other as they plan their families and build their nest “homes”. Hearts are happy and there is a “new lease on life” feel all around.

But the beauty of this special season are the reminders of Christ’ death, burial and resurrection.

Because the real beauty of the season of Spring is His gift of salvation that brings new birth to us. Our lives enjoy a new beginning as we place our trust in Him and commit our lives to Him.

Beyond this exciting and all important decision we make that brings us to Christ, He changes us and we frequently experience “new beginnings” as we follow Him and allow Him to work freely to nurture us in our Christian growth and maturity – like flowers soaking up the sunshine, our lives soak up the SON shining in us and on us. And our hearts fill with songs as we remember our new birth in Christ!

The angel said to the women, “Don’t be afraid. I know that you are looking for Jesus, who has been crucified. He is not here. He has risen from the dead as He said He would.
Matthew 28:5-6

But the man said, “Don’t be afraid. You are looking for Jesus from Nazareth, who has been crucified. He has risen from the dead; He is not here.
Mark 16:6

“It is written that the Christ would suffer and rise from the dead on the third day… and While He was blessing them, He was separated from them and carried into heaven.
Luke 24:46,51