There’s a tree in our yard who is still hanging onto her leaves from last year. It’s spring and time for the new buds to form. If the tree could understand me, I would tell her that she needs to let go of her old leaves to make way for new ones.
Letting go can be hard but sometimes things need to die so that new life can begin. John 12:24 says, “Very truly I tell you, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds.”