Everyone has heard the saying, "April showers bring May Flowers". What you may not know is where the saying originated. The saying can be traced back to the 16th century. In 1557 Thomas Tusser compiled a collection of writings called “A Hundred Good Points of Husbandry.” In his passion for caring for flowers he wrote, “Sweet April showers, Do spring May flowers”. Our April has been full of fluctuating temperatures and many rain storms. Many of our members who enjoy working outside with their flowers and gardens are now enjoying the growth from that weather. Two of my favorite verses comes to mind.
[Matthew 5:45] For He gives His sunlight to both the evil and the good, and He sends rain on the just and the unjust alike.[Matthew 6:28-29] Look at the lilies of the field and how they grow. They don’t work or make their clothing, 29 yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are. 30 And if God cares so wonderfully for wildflowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, He will certainly care for you.
God sends the rain and sun on everyone. He knows exactly what we need when we need it. By placing our faith in Jesus Christ, we remember that God is in control and the Holy Spirit is at work for our good. Though your April may have had its share of rain (times of growth), get ready to bloom and watch the beautiful bouquet of God’s work in you!
In Him,Pastor James