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April Showers Bring May Flowers

Good Sunday Morning,

April showers bring May flowers; at least that is how the saying goes . . . or how about this saying - one thing leads to another . . . or for my more intellectual readers, let me just say this . . . Newton's third law . . . and do I really need to say more. Probably not, but I will.

I know what some of you are already thinking, how is he going to tie Newton’s third law into the context of a Sunday morning message. Actually, it’s not that difficult, and if you really want to know, then ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. Did you see what I did there, I slipped in Matthew 7:7 and you did not even see it coming.

Now Jesus also told us that, “My Father will give you whatever you ask in my name” John 16:23. So here is the question du jour - what if we don’t ask? Bringing this full circle, as Matthew 7:8 went on to say, “For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.”

So, since something is inevitably going to follow whatever it is that you do, and to increase your odds that such an outcome will be desirable, here is my pro tip . . .

whatever you do, in word or deed, you should do in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. Colossians 3:17. That way, the equal and opposite reaction will be favorable to you. You’ll enjoy your tires propelling you down the road as opposed to the reaction the bug gets when it meets the windshield.

So, pour yourself a cup of coffee, sit back, relax . . . realize that although God has given us dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth, we don’t have control over the reactions . . . then take solace in knowing that the Lord has made this day; may you rejoice and be glad in it.

Jeff Bergstrom

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P.P.S. Rest in Peace Kim; you were loved and you will be missed.

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