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The Conclusion is the Beginning

Our building project is quickly coming to a completion. If everything clicks and meshes together the next three weeks everything will be complete from the ceiling to the floor to the platform to the pews…It has been a long time coming, but has turned into a blessed venture. My thanks to Donnie Lester for leading us in this renewal and his patience with me as I suggested and changed some of the plans to make it a more functional beautiful place for us to serve our Lord!
Now, if it all works as we are planning our annual Labor Day Picnic comes at a perfect time! Now, our plan is to be out of the auditorium Sunday, September 6 as the pews will be removed to make way for the ceiling to be scraped and painted in preparation for carpet and new pews. It will take two weeks, but if our timing is right we will have Sunday September 13 with carpet installed but no pews…that will have us sitting in chairs that one Sunday as the new pews are scheduled to be installed the week of September 14. It will be absolutely wonderful to see it all finished!!
I cannot believe the summer is coming to a close, but I am always glad to see the fall; just sitting here with the window open and the attic fan bringing in 62 degree air! I know it will get hot again before fall officially arrives, but: School is back in and change is in the air once again…can you sense it? I think God made the seasons to remind us that life cycles are the same as nature. I look in the mirror and see that I have entered into my own {late} fall season. I have much to do around the house while there is still time before winter, things like cleaning out the chimney {where are my boys?} finalizing my wood supply for the winter months and building a fence that has been screaming at me for months… Likewise there are many things I want to do for Christ before my time of service is over. The completion of our Worship center is one of several things I am compelled to see through before I can consider a winter’s rest.
I have evaluated my time even as God admonishes us: Psalms 90:10-12The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labour and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away. Who knoweth the power of thine anger? even according to thy fear, so is thy wrath. So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.’
And I pray you will evaluate your time as well, adjust your thinking and begin today to make the most of the time God has given you to serve Him…
Looking forward to Sunday!
Bro. Wayne

How about this weather?!

          This weather change has been a welcome event!  Nice cool evenings and cold mornings are wonderful after the hot summer months.  The forecast for the day is a high of 55 and a chance of rain this evening.  Yep! Fall has arrived!  I am thankful the way God has designed the seasons for us: Genesis 8:22 ‘While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.’  Seedtime is the spring of the year when the winter is over and the earth warms to receive and germinate the seeds.  During that time there are typically light rains with warm days and cool nights allowing the seeds to come to life.  Harvest is the time when the grains are ready to reap.  The rains are basically over and the temperatures and soil conditions are such that we are able to reap and store the food that has grown to maturity.  Cold is the time of reflection and preparation for the next planting season.  For those who have prepared for the cold can enjoy the season of refreshing! Summer is a time of relaxing and the pursuit of life’s pleasures, so we take vacations and take day trips enjoying the fruits of our life.  Winter…well what can be said: It is a time of sitting around the fire hearing and being heard: Jeremiah speaks of a winter scene for us:  And it came to pass, that when Jehudi had read three or four leaves, he cut it with the penknife, and cast it into the fire that was on the hearth, until all the roll was consumed in the fire that was on the hearth.’ Jeremiah 36:23  I look forward to sitting around the fire with my Bible in hand and enjoying the warmth of the fire on a cold day. 

          Oh, yeah, Day and Night: Wow!  Did God know what He was doing?  Considering that He never slumbers or sleeps, {Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep. Psalm 121:4} God knowing what is good for us gave us sweet slumber and sleep!  I don’t need scientific studies to tell me how important the night is!  After a full day of work and play, when the evening comes, God gives us sweet sleep: {It is vain for you to rise up early, to sit up late, to eat the bread of sorrows: for so he giveth his beloved sleep. Psalm 127:2} 

Yes, God knew what He was doing, but: ‘Lo, this only have I found, that God hath made man upright; but they have sought out many inventions.’ Ecclesiastes 7:29    

Now, if you are reading this and live in an area where the seasons are not well pronounced, you may not be living in God’s Country: You see Jerusalem is His own place and we are on the same plain as Jerusalem: called 30 parallel north.  Giving us the same basic weather as ‘God’s Country’. 

          Well, now you know! 

                    Bro. Wayne