A season of change can always bring uncertainty, particularly as it causes us to shift from the comfortable norm into unchartered territory. Ecclesiastes 3 (NLT) talks about seasons and time. The chapter is introduced as follows… for everything there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven (v1).
When faced with change, there is usually either:
à A stubborn resistance to hang onto what was before
à An indifference – an attitude of what will be will be or
à A complete reliance on God trusting that whatever is ahead is in His hands and His perfect will be done as…God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to His purpose for them (Romans 8:28 NLT).
In the past month, we have given our best wishes to Nolin, Mary, Sarah and Kenny and thanked them for their love and service of God at HEC. We trust that what God has in store for them in Leeds is in accordance to the season in their lives. May they hold this before God knowing that ….we make our plans but the Lord determines our steps (Proverbs 16:9 NLT).
As the new school term begins, we also look ahead to the change in youth ministry in the church. Jesus said ‘let the children come to me’ and we pray this for not only the kids but the teenagers in our presence. May they be encouraged and blessed by the knowledge that God is above All - All Powerful (Omnipotence), All Knowing (Omniscience) and All Present (Omnipresence).
God wants us to love and serve Him in all we do no matter what season of life we find ourselves in. May God’s Grace guide us as we seek to fulfil this in our lives.