April Showers Bring May Flowers
(Written by Josh; Level: Advanced)
From the golden-tipped fields of mid-westAmerica to the ancient kingdoms of verdantPalestine, there is a happy truth to be shared with allwho would take heed. In more recent times, thistruth has been expressed as: April showers bringMay flowers. This is a truth that promises lightbursting from darkness, strength born fromweakness and, if one dares to believe, lifeemerging from death.
Farmers all over the world know the importance and immutability of the seasons. Theyknow that there is a season to plant and a season to harvest; everything must be done in itsown time. Although the rain pours down with the utmost relentlessness, ceasing all outdooractivities, the man of the field lifts his face to the heavens and smiles. Despite theinconvenience, he knows that the rain provides the nourishment his crops need to grow andflourish. The torrential rains in the month of April, give rise to the glorious flowers in themonth of May.
But this ancient truth applies to more than the crops of the fields; it is an invaluablemessage of hope to all who experience tragedy in life. A dashed relationship with one can openup the door to a brand new friendship with another. A lost job here can provide theopportunity for a better job there. A broken dream can become the foundation of awonderful future. Everything has its place.
Remember this: overwhelming darkness may endure for a night, but it will neverovercome the radiant light of the morning. When you are in a season of sorrow, hang inthere, because a season of joy may be just around the corner…