From the Pastor

Fall is here. The days are noticeably shorter. Soon the leaves will fall off the trees and the weather will turn chillier. As much as I like the season of fall with its colors and crisper temperatures, there is no denying that it also a season of loss and letting go. In a few more weeks the trees will be bare and the colors will be gone. It is a change which is not always easy.

Changes in our lives occur. At times we might welcome them, but at times they are paralyzing and frightening, especially when we do not feel in control.

“I hereby command you: Be strong and courageous; do not be frightened or dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9

Three times God tells Joshua to be strong and courageous – like a mantra. But it is not just well-meant advice, it is also a promise because God will be with Joshua wherever he goes. As we face changes not only in this season, but also in our lives, we can remember that God is with us, providing us with strength and courage when we struggle, helping us to see reasons for hope and joy.

God works with us through all the changes we experience, giving us peace and encouragement as we face the ups and downs in life. Be strong and courageous. God is with you wherever you go.