"April showers bring May flowers."
We’ve all heard it. And we will now see that it is indeed true.
The rains of April are having their desired impact on our gardens and our grass. Greener. Brighter. And in some cases, moving quickly to produce food for us.
Isn’t it funny that we often complain about the rain? Rain disturbs our picnics, our beach outings, our golf games and our yard work.
We want it to rain, but ideally it would only rain at night. Wouldn’t it be great if it only rained while we were sleeping? Then we could enjoy the sunny days and still have well-watered lawns and gardens.
The truth is that we need the rain. Without it we would not survive.
The rain can be dangerous. It can be frustrating. But it is life-giving. It is essential.
And so the storms of life can slow us down, and even bring us to a complete stop. We do not enjoy these storms. We would often do anything to avoid them.
And yet those storms make us stronger. Those storms can even bring life.
I have heard it said that there are only three kinds of people: those in the midst of a storm; those just coming out of a storm; and those about to enter a storm.
That may not sound like good news to you. But as the country song tells us, "Some of God’s greatest blessings are unanswered prayers."
I don’t know where you are this day, but I want to remind you of this: God never leaves us to weather the storms alone. Another song reminds us, "In the eye of the storm, he remains in control."
We can trust the Lord. He is faithful. He is trustworthy. He is good, even in the rain.