Easter is the New Year of nature and Christianity. It comes to us with the beauty and freshness of the spring, and it gathers up all that is most inspiring in the old and the new creation.
“Behold, I make all things new,” is its message. The bursting bud, the deathborn life of the seed, the quickening of nature—all lead up by natural suggestion to the open grave and the risen Lord. All this leads on in our individual life and experience to the life that comes through death and the fulfillment in each individual experience of the crucifixion of our great Forerunner.
“Let us also go that we may die in Him.” But let us also pass on with Him to the “power of His Resurrection” and the fellowship of His ascension life. Nay, more, even this is but the germ of a sublimer hope and a nobler future, and each returning Easter is bringing nearer that brighter dawning and everlasting spring when “He that sits upon the throne shall say, ‘Behold, I make all things new.’”
Forward and upward to the blessed Hope, let our hopes, our prayers, our aspirations rise, and our whole life be found “looking for and hasting forward the Coming of the Day of God.”
Excerpt from Living Truths (Vol. II, No. 4) by A. B. Simpson, April 1903.