On April 8th, 2016 the snow was falling here in Minnesota. The green grass was quickly covered, but with the temperature slightly above freezing my lawn will be green again soon.
I live in Minnesota so this type of April weather is nothing new. It could be 70 degree and sunny, but then the winds change, and the clouds come along witha good chance of icy rains, sleet, and/or snow.
Of course it could be worse as I remember in May 2013 over one foot of snow fell on Minnesota between May 1 and May 3.
A glass half full kinda person might be thinking "let's build a snowman." That's peachy, but I belong to another group of people tired of 5 months of winter and I am waiting for a southerly breeze to carry me into May with the promise of summer soon to follow. IS THAT TOO MUCH TO ASK?
I think a paraphrase of the trademark Tony Compolo sermon is appropriate here. It's April but June's coming!
May God bless each of you this day with the hope of summer and the promise of God's love in your lives. Seek him always when you are tired of the cold and sleety circumstances in your lives and when the sun is shining and all is well. No matter your circumstance, God is the answer, and to God be the Glory!
Note: image to the right is my tribute to March, but it seems to fit nicely today.
Note 2: In honor of the Minnesota Twins home opener, let me leave you with a few images from other ball fields of past Minnesota spring sports. -Play Ball-
The mutterings on life and faith by cartoonist Jeff Larson