Spring is Coming

February. Still winter, but hints of warmer times have been in the air. The snowdrops are out, pairs of birds are observed investigating potential nesting sites, a few brave shrubs are daring to show bud. Yet we know full well there are many more frosts to come. Only this week did we receive another few inches of snow. We Englishmen find our patience sorely tested by winter’s reluctance to pack up and begone. Like some tedious house guest unable to take hints, come March we grow heartily sick of it.

The prophet Malachi (2:4) beheld the end of a gloomy, cold season when he wrote:

But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall.


Sin’s reign and Satan’s dominion will soon be terminated. Their allotted days are to expire. The coming King will establish a kingdom that shall never be overthrown or dislodged. Evil will grow and appear to triumph, but remember: as dawn chases the night, so our Christ is coming quickly. It is still winter, but the Son is coming.