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Pastor's Corner

Pastor's Corner 


Ecclesiastes: A Time for Every Purpose!

The world turns and turns; the cycle of life and the seasons of life continue relentlessly. This Sunday we’ll look at the well-known poem in Ecclesiastes 3, A Time for Everything. Pete Seeger took the poem and wrote a song which the Byrds made popular with their 1965 recording. This section, Ecclesiastes 3:1-15, explains the author’s previous statement that the best we can do is to enjoy the gifts of God when we receive them. This is the challenge we face, enjoying the gift while worshipping the Giver. Why is this a challenge? Because it’s too easy to become addicted to the gift.

Try getting rid of Netflix, vacation, dessert, or Wi-Fi. We’ve become accustomed to the gift and feelings of entitlement grow. Take it away and you’ll hear the complaints. Instead of living in the fear (awe) of God, we crave the gift. We can’t live without it and chase it with the same relentlessness. Instead of worshipping the Giver and enjoying the gift, we worship the gift! For everything in life there is a season. For everything in life there is a path to peace. For everything in life God is in the midst.

Join us Sunday, and listen to God’s wisdom.

~ Pastor Tim