Thought for the month

Thought from Sainthill - October 2021

Harvest time has come around again, and in our church we will celebrate this on 17th October with a Harvest Service at 11am followed by lunch in the hall, and you are most welcome to join us.

God has promised in his Word in Genesis Chapter 8 that “As long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night will never cease.” 
It is comforting to know that despite global warming, the seasons don’t change. Spring can’t say to Autumn ‘hey I want to swap places with you’ that would be utter nonsense because there has to be order……and we too need order in our daily lives so that we can be effective.

In Galatians 6 we read
 Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life. Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.

So we need to sow love in our world which is starved of affection and not be put off by those who would deride or demean. Let’s encourage each other with a smile that says we care. Look out for the lonely and chat awhile, or for the hungry and offer a meal. Our world would be a better place for it and we will experience the joy of giving.

Pam Roberts, Deacon