Spring is a Natural Resurrection

In Springtime we say “April showers bring May flowers”, but this year so far it’s April showers bringing more showers in May. But with that, everything is turning green again, resurrecting back to life. And so, for today’s quote:

“Spring is a natural resurrection, an experience in immortality.” – Henry David Thoreau

It is fitting that Jesus resurrected from the dead in the Spring, especially for those of us in the northern hemisphere where we see the annual resurrection of flowers, trees, grass and everything else. I don’t know if Thoreau believed in the Bible or not, but he did observe the miracle of life and he wrote about it.


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Spring is a Natural Resurrection — 3 Comments

  1. An except from a great writing by Malcolm Young on 20th Centruy spiritualism entitled Henry David Thoreau’s Faith, he writes, “In faith as in everything else Thoreau valued freedom, the present, individuality and originality. He didn’t want to take any religious truth on authority but sought out what he called intimacy with God. At his funeral his friend Bronson Alcott quoted Thoreau, “Did not that which is within make that which is without also? May we not see God?” He was way ahead of his time, and his whole reason for moving to Walden Pond, supposedly, was to find and get closer to His creator. remember, that was in 1845! So the subject of God’s grace, the breakdown of the walls between organized denominations, the piety and super-judgmental nature of most Christians at the time. where all contributors to his quest for a relationship with the Lord. Pretty sure from history, he believed in the Bible. Whether he subscribed to any religion, however, would be in question, and from his journals, seems unlikely. He looked for the true church, it seems, and when he didn’t see it anywhere, he went into the woods and found God. My take, anyway.

  2. Very insightful take on Thoreau Brokenlom. Why is it that people often seek God by going out into the woods? Why not look to comune with him on a tropical island? That’s my take, anyway. 😉

  3. Martin Luther also said something that is in line with spring and resurrection. “Our Lord has written the promise of the resurrection not in books alone, but in every leaf in springtime”.

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