May 24, 2020

For Everything There Is a Season...

In my heart … I am feeling like I am seeing the ‘end of the tunnel.’ The Elders have a plan for re-gathering, LifePod Ministry for TCC is in the works, businesses are starting to re-open, people are making vacation or travel plans for the remainder of the year. The season is changing, not just from COVID Quarantine to whatever this transition is called, but from cold, wintery spring into a spring with warm temperatures and (hopefully) more sunshine! I am planning on lots more SONshine!

Seasons do change … in all areas of our lives. Ecclesiates 3.1-8 (NLT) says it this way: A Time for Everything

1 For everything there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven.

2 A time to be born and a time to die. A time to plant and a time to harvest.

3 A time to kill and a time to heal. A time to tear down and a time to build up.

4 A time to cry and a time to laugh. A time to grieve and a time to dance.

5 A time to scatter stones and a time to gather stones. A time to embrace and a time to turn away.

6 A time to search and a time to quit searching. A time to keep and a time to throw away.

7 A time to tear and a time to mend. A time to be quiet and a time to speak.

8 A time to love and a time to hate. A time for war and a time for peace.

So today I am praising God for the seasons of my life. I am thanking Him for always being with me through every time and every season. For giving me the hope I need when I am in a dark or difficult season, for giving me emotions … to cry to love, to laugh, to grieve, to dance and celebrate.

As we come out of our cocoons, as we emerge from quarantine, let us leave the cocoon behind, lets emerge as butterflies. Let the time we have spent give us a renewed sense of who we are – of whose we are! Let us celebrate with joy the next season … and not return to the season we left behind.

We have been called. We are here for His purpose. What service has He designed for you in His Kingdom? Whatever that is -DO IT! Do not waste the opportunity or the day … make this your best season for HIM!

Love and prayers

Pastor Deb