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June Message

THOUGHT FOR THE MONTH: “One small positive thought in the morning can change your whole                                                       day.”       Stephanie Simpson                                                                                     

Summer is near! On June 16th, we celebrate Father’s Day … Happy Father’s Day to all fathers

and to those who have been like fathers to us. Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere falls between

June 20th and June 23rd, depending upon when the sun reaches the northern most point of the

equator. This year Summer begins on Thursday, June 20th. Does God speak about summer in

the Bible? This was a question that I was recently asked, and it made me quite curious. So, I set

off on an expedition through the Old and New Testament of the Bible to see what Bible verses

about summer I could find. I found several passages referring to summer as the growing season;

a time of the year to enjoy the outdoors. From hiking in forests to swimming in refreshing water,

summer is a great opportunity to indulge in the natural fun activities our planet offers. However,

the Bible also encourages us to work and remain prudent during this time as historically this

season included cultivation and shepherding. Jesus used parables (short stories) to an agricultural

society – a way people of that time could understand. Here are some verses in the Bible that I

came across: “Provides her supplies in the summer and gathers her food in the harvest.” Proverbs

6:8. “Now learn this lesson from the fig tree: As soon as its twigs get tender and its leaves come

out, you know that summer is near.” Matthew 24:32. “Flowers appear on the earth; the season of

singing has come; the cooing of doves is heard in our land.” Song of Songs 2:12. Some very

interesting reading.

Wishing you a very happy and restful Summer …. may the season of Summer bring along many

more smiles and high energies for each of you. God Bless!