All Things Bright and Beautiful

All things bright and beautiful,

All creatures great and small,

All things wise and wonderful:

The Lord God made them all.

Each little flower that opens,

Each little bird that sings,

He made their glowing colors,

He made their tiny wings.

{words by Cecil F. Alexander}

Springtime is beautiful. The new life that is sprouting up all around us serves to remind of the greater, everlasting new life that the believer has in Christ the Lord!

“For the love of Christ controls us, because we have concluded this: that one has died for all, therefore all have died; and he died for all, that those who live might no longer live for themselves but for him who for their sake died and was raised. From now on, therefore, we regard no one according to the flesh. Even though we once regarded Christ according to the flesh, we regard him thus no longer. Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation; that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation. Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.”

{2 Corinthians 5:14-21}

{The bold was added by me, only because those words pertained to my previous sentence. I didn’t want to share that one line out of context. All the words in this passage are equally important, and that goes for all the words in the Bible! So thankful that God has given us the Bible. So. Thankful.}

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