By Lee Roy Anderson

Nature tell us about the resurrection.

The Easter lily rises from its dull damp habitat and bursts into bloom. The tender blades of grass shoot forth from the once frozen ground with new life. The greenery that speckles the hillside in the springtime reaffirms new life in the trees. All nature rejoices? That which was apparently dead is alive again.

Jeremiah 8:7 says, yea the stork in heaven knoweth her appointed time. The stork is associated with spring. The stork has been the emblem of birth or new life for many years. Probably the reasoning behind this is due to the time of year which the storks return to Palestine. Since the stork always returns during the season of new life in the spring it has been a symbol of Easter and the resurrection in church history. The stork cries tears when it is hurt or sad. I am amazed at the vast number of people who think our emotions die when we are saved or born-again-new life. We come to life when we are converted. There times when you will weep; Jesus did. It is all right to cry. Jesus never has left us alone. He sent a comforter to help us in our sorrow the Holy Spirit.

The stork is a symbol of immortality because it has a long life. There is something else about the stork, they love to terrorize snakes, they do not kill the serpent. They just enjoy terrorizing the serpent. The early church had a desire to terrorize the serpent or the devil. We also need to have a desire to terrorize the devil in this present church age. Gal. 6:7-8 says Be not deceived, God is not mocked for whatsoever a man soweth that he also reap. For he that soweth to his flesh shall or the flesh reap corruption but he that soweth to the spirit shall of the spirit reap life everlasting.

Don’t compromise with sin. You cannot live wrong and die right.