Thought for the Week
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