Pastor's Newsletter Article January 2018

Psalm 147:12-20

12 Praise the Lord, O Jerusalem!
    Praise your God, O Zion!
13 For he strengthens the bars of your gates;
    he blesses your children within you.
14 He grants peace within your borders;
    he fills you with the finest of wheat.
15 He sends out his command to the earth;
    his word runs swiftly.
16 He gives snow like wool;
    he scatters frost like ashes.
17 He hurls down hail like crumbs—
    who can stand before his cold?
18 He sends out his word, and melts them;
    he makes his wind blow, and the waters flow.
19 He declares his word to Jacob,
    his statutes and ordinances to Israel.
20 He has not dealt thus with any other nation;
    they do not know his ordinances.
Praise the Lord!


Happy New Year Little Cedar and Marshall Churches!


As I write this article, it is frigid cold outside, and we have had a nice dusting of snow across the landscape. Winter has definitely set upon us. The trees are bear. The prairie land has gone dormant. Many of the creatures have gone into hiding. Winter is part of the seasons of the year. Winter in necessary to the rhythm of the nature. Of death and rebirth. Without winter, spring and summer wouldn’t be what they are.


We have seasons in life as well. Times when things seem barren and cold. Times when we don’t feel like we are bearing any fruit. Often times in this busy, fast-passed world we feel like we need to be productive at all times. Busy at all times. But times of rest are necessary and good Winter is a necessary time for rest in creation, and the seasons of our lives are a necessary time for rest as well.


But in the midst of winter, it only looks dormant on the outside. Underneath life is still brewing, ready to burst forth at the first sight of spring. Times of winter can be good for our lives. They can be times for rest. Times of inward preparation. But it can also be good to remember that we should be watchful for spring. Ready to burst forth and bear fruit again!


Winter blessings!!!

Pr. Jeremy


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