Perhaps you are facing a season of change in your life. Ecclesiastes 3:11 says that God has made everything "suitable for it's time." That is to say that God has designed our lives into seasons, but there is a time limit on each one. Some seasons are wide open doors for our passions and calling and some seasons are closed doors when God calls us to grow professionally, spiritually, or emotionally. Some seasons are open doors where the changes are obvious: changes in employment, residence, or family life, Some seasons are closed doors where change is very subtle as we are challenged to look beneath the surface as we see changes in relationships, perspectives, attitudes, spiritual practices, and better self care.
If you are in an open door season of your life, may God give you the strength, flexibility, and patience to navigate the challenging changes ahead. If you feel like you are in a closed door season, may you have wisdom and discernment to know what time can make possible in this season, new ways in which you might pray, offer your talents, encourage others, reconcile relationships, worship, learn, and serve.
This Wednesday evening in worship, we will recall a dramatic change of seasons and plans in the life of Jesus and his disciples. And we will continue to walk through that season of change throughout Holy Week, with changes that will ultimately bring light out of darkness, hope out of despair, and life out of death. See you in church!