St. Bartholomew’s Kirby Muxloe
But perhaps we can use the permanent availability of produce via our supermarkets to remind ourselves that God is in charge and that he is always available to all. For us as Christians, I am reminded of the following verse in the New Testament written by St. Paul,I solemnly urge you: proclaim the message; be persistent whether the time is favourable or unfavourable; convince, rebuke, and encourage, with the utmost patience in teaching.”  Whatever the season in our lives or in our Church, we need to keep on not only sharing the message of God’s love and of showing it to the world through the way we live but in all we do, we should have patience. Rob
A time of Harvest October is traditionally seen as the time of Harvest, but for many people in the modern world, who shop for all their food, the seasonal nature of growing your own food will pass them by. For those who do grow their own produce, in their gardens, allotments or on farms, they know when their produce is ready to harvest. In the Old Testament we hear these words, “For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven” This reminds us that not only are the seasons under God’s control but that all that we do is under his control.  The passage goes on to tell us that there is a right time to not only harvest the crops but also a right time to plant them. As we look forward to hosting our Harvest service early in the month, we look forward to welcoming many of you to that event on October 7th in our morning service at 10:30am. For those who aren’t able to or don’t grow their own produce and are reliant on purchasing everything, then with the permanent availability of most items as they are brought in from around the world, we might be inclined to forget seasonality.