(Song of Songs 2:11-12) See! The winter is past; the rains are over and gone. Flowers appear on the earth; the season of singing has come, the cooing of doves is heard in our land.

Many of us don’t recall much about welcoming in the spring season of 2020. COVID-19 had aggressively disrupted the nature of everything in our lives. Thrust into a place of isolation to protect ourselves and everyone else, we are still somewhat viewing much of life through the windows of our homes and through the services of media platforms. But nature never fails us. It holds a continual promise of renewal. Just as spring has now returned, in time we will again be able to enjoy the environment free of harm. It’s the beauty and promise of God. He restores His nature anew.