Spring has finally sprung! It’s a beautiful and symbolic time, and many of the world’s most sacred events—such as Christ’s Atonement and resurrection, Joseph Smith’s first vision, and the restoration of Christ’s church on the earth—took place in the spring. Is it any wonder that the scriptures love to talk about this season and its joys? Here are a few favorite scriptures that remind us of spring.
“Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.
“But his delight is the law of the Lord, and in his law doth he meditate day and night.
“And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.”
“For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone;
“The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land.
“The fig tree putteth forth her green figs, and the vines with the tender grape give a good smell.”
–Song of Solomon 2:11-13
“He shall cause them that come of Jacob to take root; Israel shall blossom and bud, and fill the face of the world with fruit.”
“The wilderness and the solitary pace shall be glad for them; and the desert shall rejoice, and blossom as the rose.
“It shall blossom abundantly, and rejoice even with joy and singing[.]”
“My doctrine shall drop as the rain, my speech shall distill as the dew, as the small rain upon the tender herb, and as the showers upon the grass[.]”
“And it came to pass that I beheld a tree, whose fruit was desirable to make one happy.
“And it came to pass that I did go forth and partake of the fruit thereof; and I beheld that it was most sweet, above all that I ever before tasted. Yea, and I beheld that the fruit thereof was white, to exceed all the whiteness that I had ever seen.”
–1 Nephi 8:10-11
“Thy sun shall no more go down; neither shall thy moon withdraw itself; for the Lord shall be thine everlasting light, and the days of thy mourning shall be ended.”
“And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:
“And yet I say undo you, that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
“Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is cast into the oven, even so will he clothe you, if ye are not of little faith.”
–3 Nephi 13:28-30
“He that ascended up on high, as also he descended below all things, that he might be in all and through all things, the light of truth;
“Which truth shineth. This is the light of Christ. As also he is in the sun, and the light of the sun, and the power thereof by which it was made.”
“It was on the morning of a beautiful, clear day, early in the spring of eighteen hundred and twenty. . . .
“I saw a pillar of light exactly over my head, above the brightness of the sun, which descended gradually until it fell upon me. . . .
“When the light rested upon me, I saw two Personages, whose brightness and glory defy all description, standing above me in the air. One of them spake unto me, calling me by name and said, pointing to the other—This is My Beloved Son. Hear Him!”
–Joseph Smith History 1:14-17
Which scripture was your favorite? If you remember another one, share it with us in the comments! And even if the weather where you live hasn’t gotten the memo that spring has arrived, let the Gospel put springtime in your soul today!