I thought it would be tough to be inside during spring, but I think the weather hasn’t got the memo that its spring right now. It should be warm outside, and the sun should be out and everyone should be wanting to ride their bikes and be outside. That’s Spring Fever! Which is similar to Senioritis; you know, the disease High School seniors get when they’ve almost made it to graduation and are totally bored. Spring Fever and Senioritis are the same in that when you have them, you’re thinking about going in a new direction, rather than doing the same old thing.
God doesn’t have Spring Fever or Senioritis, yet God does get tired of the same old trouble and brokenness which comes out of his creation. So, he sends Jesus to die for our sin and then raises him from the dead in order to take us in a new direction in our relationship with him.
The new direction is called “trust”. We are invited to trust God! We are invited to trust God so much we lay everything in his lap with the confident hope that God will see us through. We are invited to trust God so much we give ourselves away to others, knowing that it will make a meaningful difference in the world.
Trust! It’s what’s new between God and us and each of us is invited to do more than try it. We are encouraged to live this way! Aren’t all the good relationships you have based on trust? They have to be, or you couldn’t get through the day. God tells us we can trust him above all others, even if we haven’t trusted God that much before. This is way better than Senioritis or Spring fever, both of which are over with quick enough. And, this is way better than living with fear, discouragement or isolation. God is our God. God is with us. God promises to work for good in our lives. We are invited to trust.
Pastor Kurt Bockoven
Greenfield Lutheran Church