The old saying goes like this. April showers bring May flowers. But
at JWE, April showers bring worms! Lots of worms! All over the sidewalks. And little boys (and girls) love to play with worms!
I have stood at the door all week long as it has rained and greeted pre-schoolers as they entered. And I wish I had a nickel for every time I have said, “Boys and girls, let’s leave nature in nature. Put the worms back over on the grass. They don’t belong in school!” I wouldn’t have to worry about the budget cuts, I’d have enough money to retire! 🙂
What is it about rain that brings out so many worms?
When it rains alot, the soil pores and the worm burrows fill with water. Oxygen diffuses about a thousand times slower through water than through air. The worms can not get enough oxygen when the soil is flooded, so they come to the surface to breathe.
It’s all a part of God’s master plan. Rainfall is more abundant in certain seasons. Especially Spring. We need rain for our vegetation to grow. But living things need oxygen to breathe. To live. God supplies them both, the rain and the air we breathe. As humans, the breath of God provides us life. Job 33:4 tells us, “The Spirit of God has made me, And the breath of the Almighty gives me life.
It’s April. The month for showers. Grab your umbrella. Put on your galoshes, and jump in the puddles! Play with worms! Make mud pies! Sing in the rain! I promise you won’t melt!
But don’t forget to breathe. Breathe in the aroma of Christ, the living sacrifice for us all. And let Him breathe life into you. Eternal life. He’s our true source of life, come rain or shine!
For ground that drinks the rain which often falls on it and brings forth vegetation useful to those for whose sake it is also tilled, receives a blessing from God;
Love and laughter,