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SEASONS OF LIFE

Life and Time are such precious commodities

     At one point you are so invulnerable that you can do anything and go anywhere.   At another point in time, you second guess yourself to consider if you can do either.

     As a Pastor I’ve been with people through every Season of Life.    Birth of babies.   Dedication of children.  Baptism of adults.   Salvation of every age.  Marriages.  Divorces.  Painful Events. Peoples greatest joys and deepest sorrows.  What a joy to be with a Believer as they come to the end of their Journey.  And then the ultimate of a closing down Season, and finally death. (promotion)

     For some reason or another, I never thought I would live to be 70.    It just seemed too distant, too old, too foreign for my mind to conceive.   But, then all of a sudden (trust me it came that fast) there I was looking out through these eyes into the mirror at an old person.   Even then it didn’t dawn on me that I was in the closing down season of life.    I mean I was old, but not decrepit.   I was slowing, but not stopped.   I was tiring easily, but not exhausted.  I didn’t think as quickly on my feet as before.

     Well, now I look back a lot and ponder the Journey of Life.   Overall it’s been good.   Not without its pitfalls.  Not without its sin.   Not without its pains.   Not without its regrets and betrayals and sorrows and shame and broken promises and unreached dreams and visions.

     BUT, it’s a poor man that dwells on the negative and wallows in the mire of “what might have been”.

     I thank God for the health, for the “my grace is sufficient” moments, for the adequate supply of resources, for the unbelievably super-fantastic wife, for loving children and amazing grandchildren.  For a walk with God, though not perfect, yet filled with contentment and happiness.  For the incredible privilege of being a Minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.   Called by God!    For the opportunities of service in the Body of Christ in various giftings, in various settings, in various Seasons.

     This Season has brought opportunities my way that I never dreamed of, nor sought, nor feel adequate for, but they are there none the less, to give spiritual fulfillment and satisfaction well beyond my capability.

     So come what may my friends, hold fast to that which is good, that to which God assigns you and entrusts you with.   Remember every Season has its promise and potential, you must rise to live it!

jmcd  

 

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Posted by on Jan 21, 2022 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

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Posted by on Nov 30, 2021 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

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Posted by on Oct 10, 2021 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

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Posted by on Sep 3, 2021 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

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Posted by on Apr 15, 2021 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

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Posted by on Jan 31, 2021 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

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Posted by on Jan 9, 2021 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

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Posted by on Dec 17, 2020 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

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Posted by on Oct 9, 2020 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

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Posted by on Oct 9, 2020 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

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