From the Pastor’s Desk
“Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary.” – Galatians 6:9
Spring time keeps trying to arrive here in Georgia despite numerous cold snaps and cold rainy days. Sunny days invite us to go outside and get off our tablets, computers, phones and televisions to enjoy the beautiful creation God has given us. Spring is a time of sowing … of planting and watching the miracle of life unfold before our eyes. It is a reminder that all that wants to live must first die to bring forth new life.
Many seeds will be planted in the next couple of months as spring comes in full swing. Soil will be plowed, gardens will be fertilized, seeds will be spread, and nurturing rain will be prayed for. Throughout this process we will do our best to work on those things that we can control to make conditions as good as possible for the seeds we plant to grow, thrive and bear fruit, and we will leave the rest up to God. Despite our best efforts some seeds won’t make it, some seeds will come up and then wither and die, and some seeds will not bear fruit. In spite of ourselves and all that we do, other seeds will produce strong and vibrant plants, plentiful fruit to harvest and reward our efforts.
Every year the invitation is there for us to engage in this cycle of life and death, of promise and hope, of expectation and anticipation, of labor and reward. In the same way we are continuously invited to share the word of God, the Good News, with others every day. To take the time away from the distractions and the business of life to give someone a word of hope and encouragement that draws them closer to Jesus.
Sometimes we don’t get to see the fruit of our labor or hear the testimony of what God did through our sharing but in all circumstances, we are encouraged to do our best, to work on those things we can control to make conditions right for the harvest. We should not grow weary of doing what is good and righteous before God and others because in due time we will reap if we don’t give up.
-By Pastor Miguel