And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new… Revelation 21:5
It was the first time I had ever heard the birds singing outside my bedroom window. Or maybe it was the first time I noticed. But that day was different.
It was early Easter morning and the birds, in their vibrant lovely song, seem to be rejoicing on this special day celebrated as the resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
I was going about my Sunday morning routine when I felt such an urgency to read Song of Solomon. Jesus began to speak to my heart and led me to a beautiful passage that would forever change my life.
My beloved spake, and said unto me, Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away. For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone; The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land; Song of Solomon 2:10-12
Immediately I knew what God was telling me through the scriptures. The “winter” was the divorce I went through the previous year. Everything negative associated with my failed marriage – the darkness, misery and gloom – was gone.
God resurrected my spirit from what felt like death and gave me a fresh outlook on life.
However, I looked all around my home and all I could see was darkness. The rooms were decorated in dark colors, my wardrobe consisted of mostly dark colors, and suddenly everything began to look so dreary to me.
If God was bringing life to my dismal soul, then I wanted life to permeate my home! Flowers bloom in beautiful color and I wanted the surroundings to match what God did in my heart and spirit that day.
I made drastic changes to both my home décor and my wardrobe. That may sound strange to some, but for me it was a declaration of God’s resurrecting power, love and beauty.
Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: John 11:25
It was a new day, a new season, a new me and I felt so alive. Praise the Lord, the winter is past and He is risen indeed!