The end of a Season
There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens:
a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build, a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance,
a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them, a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
a time to search and a time to give up, a time to keep and a time to throw away, a time to tear and a time to mend,
a time to be silent and a time to speak, a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace.
What do workers gain from their toil? I have seen the burden God has laid on the human race. He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end. Ecclesiastes 3:1-11
This past week has been one of many mixed emotions. A final farewell to the Heritage Tour team… the inevitable unloading of vehicles and clean up….a trip to the doctor to get diagnosed with asthma and pneumonia and the heartbreaking news of crop destroying rains across many parts of NSW and Victoria. A bumper crop season suddenly wiped out in a few days. As we arrived home there was a great sense of accomplishment and the end of a great season of evangelism. But we know many farming friends who were only weeks away from harvesting their crops and now face yet another tough season ahead. When everything falls apart in life…. keep your faith in the Lord. Keep your eyes fixed on His providence rather than on the circumstances that surround. At the end of every day all we really have is that blessed assurance of God’s great love for us through Christ.