April began as a romantic love story between Ruth and Boaz and we see how God blesses commitments. Samuel, Israel’s last judge, a great prophet, and the one God used to anoint Israel’s first and second kings enters the Story as a prayed for little baby. We are introduced to King Saul as God’s Story records the shift from a Theocracy to a monarchy, but whoever may rule on earth God remains our good King who blesses. Battles are frequent and life is turbulent. We read how David is a man after God’s heart and we get a glimpse of David’s heart in the many psalms he penned that emphasize both being blessed by God and blessing God.