From the Pastor's Desk
James 1:17 NIV
Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.
Of all the seasons of the year fall is my favorite season. Two reasons are the cooler temperatures and the changing of the leaves. It also reminds of how some things change and some things don’t.
Change is all around us and we cannot escape it, but I am thankful for one thing that never changes in my life, God.
The autumn of life is a strange mixture of nostalgia, blessings and potential. It yields the harvest of seeds we’ve sown throughout life and braces us for colder days to come.
When life’s autumn arrives, we look back and better understand the way God leads us; but we still have work to do—the best and fullest. It’s a good transition time.
The seasons come and go, so focus on the God who remains unchanged and unchanging. “LORD, You have been our dwelling place in all generations. Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever You had formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, You are God” Psalm 90:1-2.
There’s a lot of unwelcome change in our world. Moral and societal changes bother us most when we turn on our television or glance at the magazines. We’re painfully aware our kids are growing up in a world far different from the one we knew as children.
And personal changes—children leaving home, the passing of dear friends, and the slow, steady decline in our vitality and health. Sometimes we feel outdated at work.
But amid all the changes, one thing, one person, never changes—our eternal God. I love this scripture in Isaiah that talks about fall in an indirect way. It is Isaiah 40:8 NLT
The grass withers and the flowers fade, but the word of our God stands forever.”
Blessings, Bro Greg