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The Seasons of Faith

 

“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven…  I have seen the business that God has given to everyone to be busy with. God has made everything beautiful in its time….”   (Ecclesiastes 3:1, 10, 11a)

 

The author of Ecclesiastes reminds us that life is filled with seasons. Have you ever thought of our faith as a journey that moves through various seasons? Some of the seasons we get to choose and some we don’t. But we can choose to live in the season we have been given--while looking for the traces of the divine that can be found in all moments.

If you reflect on where your faith journey has progressed up to this present moment - which faith season would you consider yourself to be in right now? Where are you spiritually in your walk with Christ?

As Christians we entrust all life to God. The springtime of faith could be represented by new beginnings, new understandings of God, life and meaning. It could be a time when we experience becoming new creations, in light of God’s love and grace. Our summertime of faith could be a time of personal growth. It could be a time of wonder, when blue skies surround us, and life seems good and faith is strong. I like to think of our autumn faith as a season of fulfillment, representing faith’s harvest. It is a time of celebration and rejoicing in God’s faithfulness and goodness. The wintertime of faith might be a season when life and faith seem dormant. Yet even during this season, life and faith continue. Winter seasons of faith are a part of the human condition that might come from plans that go awry, a family crisis or extended illness. If this is where you are, please remember that you are not alone. God is always with us, to take hold of us and embrace us.

Wherever you are today in the season of your faith, remember that God is with you. As we celebrate the Thanksgiving season and begin to prepare for Advent, pondering the wonder of life and all the seasons of faith, remember the words of Ecclesiastes: “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven.” And remember, ”God will make everything beautiful in its time.”

 

Blessings and peace,

Linda Bailey, Associate Pastor

 

 

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Last Published: November 21, 2018 1:16 PM
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