If it weren’t for the Holy Days, April would be filled with so many miserable memories.
I didn’t always feel this way. April should be preparation for the garden. April should be the 1st really warm month. April should be the time when green really starts to appear, the rabbits and squirrels come out of hibernation and you start putting away the sweaters for the summer. I think some of these things play well into the spring Holy Days. Spring brings hope and promise and so does the Passover.
I really didn’t want to write about it, but the 10th anniversary of the Columbine school shootings is too hard to ignore. It has become the standard by which all others are compared. It wasn’t the 1st, and unfortunately it wasn’t the last. It was one of the most shocking, though. The callousness of the young people involved, the number of deaths and injuries and the amount of horror were hard to put together into a single package within our minds. Even harder to fathom was that these weren’t destitute kids from a cold environment of pavement, steel and brick. No, these were average kids from a sleepy suburb.
April used to be “Disaster Preparedness Month”, oddly enough (and apparently still is in Washington). It seems to have been replaced by National Preparedness Month in September.
April 19, 1993 Waco, TX
April 19, 1995 Oklahoma City
April 20, 1999 Columbine HS
April 24, 2003 Red Lion Jr HS
April 4, 2004 Fairleigh Dickson University
April 2, 2007 University of Washington
April 16, 2007 Virginia Tech
April 3, 2009 Immigration center in Binghamton, NY
April 10, 2009 Henry Ford Community College
Let’s not forget that Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King, Jr were both assassinated in April.
I have purposely limited the list.
I believe that Satan becomes more angry around the Holy Days. Since the majority of them happen in the spring and fall, that is when a lot of activity seems to happen. It actually may be slightly worse in the spring, though, and I believe it could be a reflection of Satan’s realization he has already lost that battle.
May the day come soon when he has lost the final battle.
He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.
~ Rev 22:20