Spring has always been associated with new life. We see this new life everywhere. We see it through new flowers budding, returning of birds that migrated south for the winter, and new rains that water the plants so they can grow again. It is a time when we can put the cold months of winter behind us and start anew with warmer weather. With the return of this new life, we get to celebrate longer days full of the world's newness.
During the months of spring Christians get to celebrate their new life in Jesus. The holy months help us to remember what Jesus did for us and how we are made new through his actions.
Through the season of Lent, we remember the sacrifice that Jesus made for us. This begins with Ash Wednesday and ends with Good Friday. During this time we look at our life and fast from things that separate us from fully giving our hearts to God. We do this as a worshipful sacrifice to God, and it teaches us that if Jesus can give up his life, we too can give up something of our own.
We also get to celebrate something very unique. We get to celebrate Easter, the day our Lord rose from the dead. That because he lives we too live in him. Our sin debt has been paid through the blood of Christ; just like in springtime, we get to start anew. A life now free from sin and death. A life now reconciled with God.
To end the Holy Months of Spring we celebrate the day of Pentecost. This is the Church's birthday and the Holy Spirit's coming for all who believe. It is a day that we can remember that Christians have a mission to share the good news of Jesus Christ with their families, friends, neighbors, and all the people of the world.
The holy months remind us that our life has a purpose and that purpose is much greater than ourselves. It is intended to be shared with the world, so that all may hear, know and believe in the great hope we have in Jesus.