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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Summertime In My Heart

A sparkling jar of strawberry freezer jam. A lightening bug flickering in the yard. Eating breakfast outside on the deck. A game of badminton in the backyard. A morning dove's coo. Fresh strawberry pie. Flower boxes laden with blooms. Fresh corn on the cob. The smell of the grill. Daylight at 8:45 in the evening. Picnics. Watching the boats skim across the lake. Driving with the windows down. Baseball. Warm weather. The ice cream truck's bell jingling in the neighborhood. Dew on the morning grass.

These are some of my favorite things about my favorite season - summer. I thank my great God for creating the seasons. Each one is a welcomed change, but I absolutely love summer. I don't want to take a day of it for granted. I want to appreciate the goodness of all the little things you can enjoy only in the summer months. And oh, I'll hate seeing summer end.

When I was a little girl I remember singing the song, "It is Summertime in My Heart."

It is summertime in my heart,

It is summertime in my heart.

Since Jesus saved me,

New life He gave me.

Ev'n in wintertime it's summer in my heart!

I can truly relate to what the writer of this song was saying. My salvation brings with it something that is completely unique - new life! I John 3:14 - We know that we have passed from death unto life... It also brings the awe of new things - new desires, new goals, new thinking. II Corinthians 5:17 - Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature; old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. There's a warmth and a freshness in my relationship with the Lord. Romans 6:4 - as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. Light replaces the darkness. I John 1:7 - But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin. There are so many blessings of being saved that you only experience when you know Christ as your Savior. Best of all - there isn't an end to this summertime in my heart! I John 5:13 - These things have I written unto you that believe on the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life...

What season is it in your heart today? If there's the deadness of fall and winter instead of the life of spring and summer, refresh yourself with the good things God has for you in His Word and at His side. It can be summer in your heart all year long.

1 comment:

Calvin Kid said...

Hi, I'm the one who wrote the song, "Summertime in My Heart." What a joy it is to know what the song has meant to you. Thank you! God's blessings! Lois Johnson Fritsch

c/o Kathy Dawson (Calvin Kid)