Thought for the Week

Rutherglen Reformer - - News From The Pews -

You feel the sea­son change in the air, as the morn­ing tem­per­a­ture cools (did it ever get hot?).

We know the in­evitabil­ity of the change and we can mourn the pass­ing of sum­mer and the ap­proach of win­ter, or we can get ex­cited about the op­por­tu­ni­ties that lie in the sea­son ahead, or we can do both.

The au­thor of the Bib­li­cal book, Ec­cle­si­astes, called some­times the Philoso­pher, com­ments: “For ev­ery­thing there is a sea­son, and a time for ev­ery mat­ter un­der heaven” (Ec­cle­si­astes 3:1).

In do­ing so, he re­minds us that what­ever chal­lenge we face now, it will pass, and what­ever joy we have now we should ap­pre­ci­ate to the max be­cause it too will pass.

Dan Gil­bert, an Amer­i­can psychologist con­cluded that: “Peo­ple of ev­ery age and in ev­ery walk of life regret not hav­ing done things much more than they regret things they did, which is why the most pop­u­lar regrets in­clude not go­ing to col­lege, not grasp­ing prof­itable busi­ness op­por­tu­ni­ties, and not spend­ing enough time with fam­ily and friends.”

How sad to be spend­ing en­ergy in regret.

David wrote many of the Bible songs called Psalms, faced chal­lenges, joys and mis­takes, and came to a place of peace.

He stated to his God “My times are in Your hand” (Psalm 31:15).

May you find that place of peace in the change of sea­son.

Ap­pre­ci­ate value and give thanks for what you have.

The foun­da­tion of whole­ness is in who we are.

Ken Coul­ter, Church Leader, Ruther­glen Bap­tist Com­mu­nity Church

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