Renew, Refresh, Rejoice!


Renew the Mind
Refresh the Body

Rejoice in the Spirit of the Lord

As the season of Easter arrives we are reminded of the Lord’s crucifixion for our sins and his resurrection so that we might have everlasting life. God has given us hope for new life and it is reflected all around us in the season of spring. We have a multi-sensory awareness of renewal and rebirth in the greening of our barren landscapes, the growth of foliage, the blossoming of fragrant flowers and the return of birds and yes, even our pesky insects. God is clearly showing us that this is a special time for renewal in the cycle of life.

Take some time to reflect on what this season means to you and then take some definitive steps to renew your mind, body and spirit:

1. Make a conscious decision to renew and improve your relationship with God, your family and friends. Pray, study the Word of God and make a personal plan for yourself.
2. Show God’s love not only to family and friends but also to your neighbor and those you do not know. Help those who are in need and do acts of kindness to all. When we help to refresh others, we are refreshing ourselves.

3. Refresh and have respect for your body, which was created in God’s image. Commit yourself to a healthy lifestyle by eating nutritious food, getting daily physical exercise and mental stimulation. Eliminate excess in all areas and strive for balance.

Rejoice and be glad! God has given us another opportunity for new life.

Flora D. Cox, M.D.

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