Spring is here, although it might not feel that way yet (have you seen the weather across the country?). As we have just observed the resurrection of Jesus with Easter, in the coming month we can witness the resurrection of nature during Springtime. For today’s post we are sharing some Quotes of Spring, but let’s start off with a very popular quote from Thoreau.
“Spring is a natural resurrection, an experience in immortality.” – Henry David Thoreau
Hardly a Biblical scholar, Thoreau had very liberal religious views and was more of a naturalist looking for God in nature, and Spring is where he finds God’s immortality. While his perspective was secular, when we take a Biblical perspective we surprisingly come to the same conclusion. The Creator of our world has put His fingerprints throughout His creation.
Life itself is a cycle: birth, growth, peak, decline, death. We see this in nature as the four seasons, and every Spring we see the new birth. And every year, as we see the apparent death of the trees and grass in Winter, we then see the miraculous resurrection of Spring. The cycle goes on and on, and every time we experience it, we are experiencing the immortality of God. It is no coincidence that Passover and Easter are in the Spring: Passover marks the birth of a new era of freedom from bondage for the House of Israel, which is of itself a type and shadow of the new era of freedom from sin and death through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. I’m sure God knew what He was doing.
And from the other end of the literary spectrum, here is how Martin Luther saw it.
“Our Lord has written the promise of the resurrection not in books alone, but in every leaf in springtime.” – Martin Luther
So as we enjoy the new birth of Spring, let us always remember who designed it and rejoice in the gift of new life He has promised to us all.
Bible Quotes of Spring
Ask the Lord for rain in the springtime; it is the Lord who sends the thunderstorms. He gives showers of rain to all people, and plants of the field to everyone. – Zechariah 10:1 NIV
In the spring, at the time when kings go off to war, David sent Joab out with the king’s men and the whole Israelite army. – 2 Samuel 11:1 NIV
Elisha died and was buried. Now Moabite raiders used to enter the country every spring. – 2 Kings 13:20 NIV
In the spring, at the time when kings go off to war, Joab led out the armed forces. He laid waste the land of the Ammonites and went to Rabbah and besieged it, but David remained in Jerusalem. Joab attacked Rabbah and left it in ruins. – 1 Chronicles 20:1 NIV
In the spring, King Nebuchadnezzar sent for him and brought him to Babylon, together with articles of value from the temple of the Lord, and he made Jehoiachin’s uncle, Zedekiah, king over Judah and Jerusalem. – 2 Chronicles 36:10 NIV
They waited for me as for showers and drank in my words as the spring rain. – Job 29:23 NIV
When a king’s face brightens, it means life; his favor is like a rain cloud in spring. – Proverbs 16:15 NIV
Therefore the showers have been withheld, and no spring rains have fallen. Yet you have the brazen look of a prostitute; you refuse to blush with shame. – Jeremiah 3:3 NIV
They do not say to themselves, ‘Let us fear the Lord our God, who gives autumn and spring rains in season, who assures us of the regular weeks of harvest. – Jeremiah 5:24 NIV
Let us acknowledge the Lord; let us press on to acknowledge him. As surely as the sun rises, he will appear; he will come to us like the winter rains, like the spring rains that water the earth. – Hosea 6:3 NIV
Be patient, then, brothers and sisters, until the Lord’s coming. See how the farmer waits for the land to yield its valuable crop, patiently waiting for the autumn and spring rains. – James 5:7 NIV