April 2020 Letter

April Showers    

 

Q: “If March winds bring April showers, and April showers bring May flowers, what do May flowers bring?A: Pilgrims. The Mayflower brought the Pilgrims to Plymouth Rock, MA on November 9, 1620. laugh

 

April showers are vital for other reasons. The moisture received in April benefits farmers, gardeners, and ranchers who rely upon subsoil moisture prior to planting and for pastures and grazing lands. Spring moisture is critical for seeds to germinate and grow and for grasses to reach maturity before they are annually grazed. Too little/too much moisture in the spring could cause disastrous results in the following months.

 

April is vital for another type of shower critical to the lives of every Christian and all humanity. On April 10th, Good Friday, we celebrate Jesus showering His holy, precious blood upon the Cross of Calvary, thus saving us forever from the powers of sin, death, and the devil. Jesus rose victoriously from the grave on Easter morning as we join together with the great multitude of believers from every tribe, every tongue, every nation, and proclaim Jesus Christ, as our Lord and Savior.

 

14 These are the ones coming out of the great tribulation. They have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. 15 “Therefore they are before the throne of God, and serve him day and night in his temple; and he who sits on the throne will shelter them with his presence. 16 They shall hunger no more, neither thirst anymore; the sun shall not strike them, nor any scorching heat. 17 For the Lamb in the midst of the throne will be their shepherd, and he will guide them to springs of living water, and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.” (Rev. 7:14-17).

 

He is Risen! He is Risen, indeed! Alleluia!  

 

Pastor David A. Feddern