April Showers Bring May Flowers . . .

Most of us have heard this line at one time or the other. It is supposed to console us in the rainy season of Spring with the hope of flowers and plants coming to life.

Sometimes it rains in our lives and we wonder if we will ever get through it or if there will be a better day coming. Every year since I’ve been born, it rains in April and flowers start blooming in May. Of course, I have lived in the midwest most of my life. It may not work that way other places.

I just wanted to take a moment to remind you that the things that feel like rain and storms in our lives are usually temporary and on the other side comes beauty and balance. We are instructed in Zechariah 10:1 to pray for rain.

Ask the LORD for rain in the spring, for he makes the storm clouds. And he will send showers of rain, so every field becomes a lush pasture.

I’m not suggesting you pray for rain and storms in your life, but I am suggesting that when they come, we can hope for the gracious work of God in our lives. He will take the storms and turn them into blessings if we but pay attention to what He is doing. As you see the world around you come alive this May, allow God to show you how He is working in your life what good things are about to bloom for you. Let the Great Shepherd lead you into green pastures, for His name’s sake. Pastor Wes Humble is the Executive Director of Ministry and Community Relations.