From Your Pastor,
“In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”
1 Thessalonians 5:18 (NKJV)
My favorite time of year is fall - the air is crisp, the stars seem to shine brighter and the leaves show off their brilliance in color. From fire-engine reds to blazing yellows, the changing seasons remind us that God is getting ready to do something spectacular again in the springtime. But before Spring comes, there has to be a period of dormancy – a period of rest for God’s creation. The glowing colors all around us remind us that God is getting ready to put His creation to sleep for awhile before He wakes it up again to thrive and to be active.
As I think about a parallel to life, I see that God also uses the same principle with his treasured creation – you and me! There are times in our lives where we thrive and are full of life and there are other times where we experience a period of rest. During that rest, we are not completely idle. We have the ability to give thanks to our God for His wonderful blessings in our lives!
I am thankful for my family and friends. I am thankful to be a part of my church family here at North Main. I am thankful for the many wonderful experiences we have shared together. I am thankful that God has complete control over every aspect of our lives.
We have seen God do some amazing things within our church family and in the community. We have had the addition of new church family members and have celebrated many baptisms. We have been able to share the gospel effectively with our community through many mission projects. In Judgment House alone, there were 60 people that made first time decisions and 53 people that had spiritual questions about what they saw and heard.
We are mighty blessed to be a part of God’s plan and I am thankful!