There is an old saying “April Showers bring May flowers.” The month of April is traditionally very rainy, but that water leads to blooming flowers in May.

 

girl holding a flowerThe showers can be our many burdens of life. Though it doesn’t seem like it at the time, adversity can lead to good. Everyone goes through bad times in life. Matthew 5:45 states that God makes His sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and the unjust.

 

The blooming flowers of May can be our blessings of life. Something that is blooming is flourishing. It is in a healthy condition of greatest beauty to thrive. Flowers are pretty, they smell sweet, and they are reminiscent of love, joy and happiness. Spiritual blessings can provide those feelings, as well.

 

Dear Lord, help us to remember that You are with us always, through those times of burdens, as well as the times of joy. Thank you for Your great love. Amen