Day 27: Monday, April 1st, 2019

“Fools say in their hearts, “There’s no God.”
Today is April Fool’s Day, a day where many of us take the time to play pranks on our friends. This holiday dates back to the sixteenth century when the Gregorian calendar moved New Year’s Day to January 1st instead of near the end of March. This change faced a lot of resistance, and those who chose to continue celebrating at the end of March were marked as fools, and the pranks were not meant as jokes. However, these days the pranks are light, and this day is more a celebration of the transition from winter to summer as nature tries to fool us with the sudden changes between showers and
sunshine.
While we spend this day playing practical jokes on friends and family and all get a good laugh or two, we must remember that the most foolish thing we can do is to go through life without Jesus. We all need Him by our side at all times as our friend and Savior and He should be at the center of our lives, driving us as we make decisions and walk through this crazy life. Although times may get rough and may seem like they will never get better, we must continue to pray and believe that Jesus is with us and that He is working on great things for us. So, take some time today to realize that He is with
you – He was there to wake you up this morning, and He is right next to you as you read this, regardless of what is happening in your life. You can always count on Him to be there for you, so don’t be fooled into believing that He is not!
Prayer:
Dear God, thank You for the blessing of Your Son, Jesus Christ and for all the blessings You have bestowed upon us. Please continue to show Your presence in our lives as we go through good times and bad. Although Your blessings may sometimes be small, please allow us to realize Your never-ending love and to continue sharing Your grace with others. Amen.
Contributed by Lauren Moffatt