By Marlene Tavares
See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
Easter and Spring are finally upon us. Easter is one of my favourite holidays (next to Christmas of course) and I love that Easter is celebrated at the beginning of spring. The weather gets nicer, flowers begin blooming, animals awake from their winter slumber and the earth’s beauty is restored once again.
Every year at Easter time, I listen to a song called “New Again” by Brad Paisley and Sara Evans. In the song, there is a dialogue between Jesus and His mother Mary at the time of His crucifixion. If you listen to the song, it has a way of moving you to tears but the message it conveys is important and sums up why we, as Christians, celebrate Easter, especially at spring time. In the song, Jesus tells His mother Mary that “…whatever your eyes tell you has become of me, this is not the end, I am making all things new again”. Even though the song sounds sad, it is actually a message of unconditional love and hope. With this in consideration, it is only fitting that Easter and spring go hand in hand. Just like the flowers, animals, and natural beauty that come to life again, this song reminds us that Jesus’ death was the only way to restore God’s beauty and love for us. Easter is about celebrating renewed life and where there is life there is hope.
Wishing you all a very happy and blessed Easter.
“New Again” by Brad Paisley and Sara Evans