Jesus is the Light that I’ve been focusing on these last 99 days since Epiphany. We live in that Light on this side of the resurrection, if we choose to follow Him. I Corinthians 1:18 reminds us “the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved, it is the power of God.”
Jesus endured the suffering and shame of the cross because of the “joy set before Him” and is now at the right hand of God (Hebrews 12:1-2). I believe that part of His joy was in His love for all of us and knowing He was making a way fior us to be in relationship with Him, the Father , and the Spirit. He gave us new life and He delighted in being able to do this even though He had to suffer.
Spring blooms and buds remind me of this new life and bring great joy and gladness to my heart.