Fall is in the air…can you feel it? The month of October arrives with the best of intentions, what with warm days and cool evenings. But by the end of October, you will realize that winter isn’t far off. All the signs are there…the changing weather, the fall colors, the harvesting of the fields. All of these remind us that time is short and there is much to be done before the realities of the cold, harsh weather is upon us.
In many ways, the month of October is a reflection of our very lives. We start off with the best of intentions, enjoying the warmth and excitement we find all around us. We rush to complete those end-of-summer chores, we relish in the enthusiasm of our favorite football or volleyball team, we struggle to harvest the crops we cared for all summer, and we hurry to enjoy the last vestiges of those beautiful autumn days. But in the back of our mind, we realize that our time is limited and there is only so much we can do before everything changes.
Did you ever stop to consider the similarities between the month of October and our Christian experiences? We accept Christ into our lives and we find a world of joy and wonder. For a time, everything is fresh and new and exciting. We rush to find our place in the Will of God, touching the lives of others while we ourselves are blessed in return. Yet all the while, there is a nagging in the back of our minds that reminds us that our time is short. There is so much to do, so many lives that we affect and are affected by ours, so many ways to serve God before everything changes.
Soon, the month of October will be behind us. The harvest is ready, but the workers are few, busy with their lives and the distractions of the world. When all is said and done, and you have the time to look back and reflect upon your life, what impact will you have made? What lives will you have touched? What crop have you helped to harvest? What will you be remembered for?
Yes, October is truly a season of change. Allow God to change your heart today!
In His Service,
Pastor Gary Ginter
October 2020 Calendar
Sunday 10/04 World Communion Sunday
Wednesday 10/07 Adult Bible Study at 6:30 pm
Saturday 10/10 Camp Widewater Work Day
Wednesday 10/14 Youth Programs at 6:30 pm
Thursday 10/15 SPRC Meeting at 5:30 pm
Thursday 10/15 Administrative Council Meeting at 6:00 pm
Sunday 10/18 Puppets during morning worship
Sunday 10/18 Charge Conference at 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10/21 Adult Bible Study at 6:30 pm
Wednesday 10/28 Youth Programs at 6:30 pm