To look about us, you might think that spring has finally come. After all the frustrating winter weather I, for one, will happily welcome the change. One passage of scripture that comes to my mind at this time of year reads, “For he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.”
As sun and rain seem to vie for supremacy in the pre-spring sky, we can be assured that the weather is not dependent on our spiritual state. But on closer examination of these words of Jesus from the fifth chapter of Matthew we find that he’s not speaking of the weather after all, but of love.
If God shows kindness and gives blessings to people just because they are part of his creation, we ought to do the same, so that we might be “sons of [our] Father.” Whether it is the sunshine of a smile or showers of blessing, God’s children ought to be a source of good things to a world in need of goodness.
That’s something to think about.