There is a Season

 Pic by Steve

Pic by Steve

There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: Ecclesiastes 3:1

I was reminded this past week how fleeting and fragile life is. Amidst the piles of millions of fallen autumn leaves that line the streets of every town in Tennessee, I found one leaf and photographed it.  As the cold winds start blowing and temperatures usher in the winter I realise the life of this beautiful leaf is over. It has served its purpose for a season of radiant beauty and is destined to return to the earth where it came from. God the creator has made everything for a purpose, everything has its season and is born to multiply and eventually come to an end. Yet at the same time you and I are created for eternity. His love for us is eternal and is reflected so clearly in Christ and all He has done for us. We have been redeemed and bought with a price that was paid at Calvary.

The simple story of Christ’s coming to earth to be born as a man.. to willingly and obediently lay down his life and die for our sin.. only to be resurrected into a new eternal season of God’s Kingdom which we are all called to be part of… That’s good news. I love that all creation and it’s beauty inspires us to direct us towards a faith in God.

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 3:11

Thanks again for your prayers and interest in this past season of ministry and mission.

Godspeed.

Steve Grace