My Dear Friends,

As the month of May is upon us, I am sure nobody will be sad if the weather improves a bit and the flowers and plants come to full bloom. “April showers bring May flowers”, as we say.

This is occasion to stop and praise our heavenly Father for the wonderful gift of the beautiful earth. It is occasion to see how the created order is a powerful testimony for the existence of a wise and loving Creator God. It is occasion to “stop and smell the roses” in the midst of frantic days and schedules. It is occasion to share good deeds and acts of beauty with others, especially the
stranger(s) among us.

I would think that Christians would be leading the parade in support of caring for our environment. “Recycle, repurpose, reuse” would be our daily mantra, I would think. Passing on a clean and vibrant earth to our children and to our children’s children would be a goal that each of us would embrace.

The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it; for he founded it on the seas and established it on the waters. (Psalm 24:1-2)

Thank you, Lord, for your beautiful gift of creation!