The Land of Easter
The morning sun greets the mountains as it rises to meet the day, and blue sky stretches as far as the eye can see.
It's springtime in Wyoming...the land of Easter.
Warmer days combine with heavy moisture-laden storms to offer God’s country a much-needed pardon from the harshness of winter. Spring soon takes hold and winter completely disappears. The mountains tower over meadows carpeted with wildflowers of purple, red, and yellow as streams race through the valleys where the deer and the antelope play.
Yes, it’s truly a sight to behold, but not exclusive to Wyoming…or any place for that matter. How can a lifeless land turn into a paradise in a matter of months? Luck? Nature? Or is it something more? Or is Someone else at work?
Well…personally, I don’t believe in luck. I’ve walked under ladders, picked up pennies—tails up—and I’m still alive. I can’t win the lottery to save my hide…or the jackpot at the casino. Luck is a farce. And nature? I hate to break it to the “scientific gurus” out there, but it’s “scientifically” impossible for something to come from nothing. Try to recreate that in your laboratory and see how far you get. So…I’ll stick with the logical alternative that something or Someone bigger is at work and that is God. That’s why I’m a Christian.
Transformation defines my life. I experience it in my heart, my soul. It shows in the way I walk, run, move, write, give, serve, even cry—in anything and everything I do. And as I watch the renewal of the Wyoming spring, I know it's a mere reflection of what's already occurred within me.
You see, I love this time of year, but not merely for the warmer weather and budding plants. My favorite holiday is in the springtime…Easter. The time of rebirth and growth matches this weekend perfectly because it rolls around as the land awakens as if from a long sleep.
While I lift my voice in celebration for the enormous gift of my Lord and Savior, the morning sun greets the mountains as it rises to meet the day. The blue sky stretches as far as the eye can see, and the animals and plants join my praise! Birds chirp in the trees, fish jump in the lakes, and grasses sway in the breeze. It’s a symphony of joyful noise by God’s amazing creation. What an awesome way to worship the Lord for all He’s given!