Whether it is the very changeable weather at the moment or the fact that there has been a lot of change happening in the lives of those around me, I have been reflecting on seasons of life this week. I am aware of welcomes and losses, I am rejoicing hearing plans of going out while acknowledging a change of season in my own family as we move from a season of transition to that of being largely settled in North Canterbury.
We are told in Ecclesiastes that ‘There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build, a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance, a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them, a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing, (Eccl 3:1-5).
The next preaching series is on the Lord’s Supper (March-April), and next Grow Night series on The Life of Christ in the Gospels (Tuesday nights in March). I am grateful for the ability to come together as family and lean into God as we weather each season. In focusing on the Lord’s Supper and the life of Christ we remember that God is an ever-present constant. That is Good News indeed!