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Welcome to October, a good season to pray

글쓴이 : 관리자 날짜 : 2018-10-16 (화) 02:56 조회 : 36
작성일 : 2018.10.07
작성자 : Rev. Bae

We are now entering the last quarter of 2018. We feel the fascination and atmosphere of autumn in October. Already, the autumnal colors have begun to stain the leaves. I pass by and see the stained foliage on the roads, I realize the beauty of God's creation that decorates and adorns according to seasons. There is an english sentence that's been instilled in my head. "God made a new world." In December of 2001, that was the first sentence written on that cold day by a blond haired and blue eyed professor on my first day of seminary in the United States.  That sentence is still deeply impressed in my heart.


The professor, who was from Grand Rapids, Michigan, said that his mother used to sing to him the song "God made a new world" and it made him think about God's love and grace toward humans. Since then, at every change of seasons, especially during the winter season when  branches and streets are covered with white snow, I cannot but praise God’s providential creations. And when it’s autumn season in Michigan, I feel the eloquent providence of God looking at the autumnal colors and rich seasonal fruits everywhere.


What is in your heart as you enter this beautiful and fruitful season? Some of you may be like me and some of you may already be getting ready for the year's end and planning for next year. Everyone probably has different circumstances and thoughts in mind as we start October, but I think we probably have one thing in common. After this season passes, winter will come.I could not physically feel the change of the seasons when my family and I lived in Florida but since moving here to Michigan, one distinct realization is the change of seasons. How do we realize the change of seasons? As we know that summer is approaching when spring buds grow on the branches of trees and green is added, We see through the changes of God's creation world.


The Lord said to the disciples, "I will come again!" So we need to keep a watchful eye on the times. Only those who are watchful will see the Lord come not as a thief. We must always have watchful faith. And we must pray to be a worshiper who is always awake. Dear friends! Please pray for many important October events at our church.  Pray for the new pastor, pray for church events in October (7th Walk to Emmaus Global, seminary Sunday, etc.), pray that we finish the race of faith well this year. The weather these days is perfect for early morning prayers. May we together awake in the early morning to pray in October.



   

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번호 작성일              제목 작성자
346 2018.11.11  Diaspora Rev. Kyung Lim Shin
345 2018.11.11  디아스포라 신경림 목사
344 2018.11.04  What is Church? Rev. Jang
343 2018.11.04  ‘여러분은 교회가 무엇이라 생각하십니까?’ 장찬영 목사
342 2018.10.28  '신학교 주일' 을 맞이하여 김혜진 전도사
341 10.21.2018  Laity Sunday Rev. Shin
340 10.21.2018  평신도 주일 신태규 목사
339 2018.10.14  I long to see you soon. Rev. Kyung Lim Shin
338 2018.10.14  빨리 뵙고 싶습니다 신경림 목사
337 2018.10.07  Welcome to October, a good season to pray Rev. Bae
336 2018.10.07  기도하기 좋은 계절, 10월을 맞이하며 배세진 목사
335 2018.09.30  In Korea… Rev. Kyung Lim Shin
334 2018.09.30  한국에서… 신경림 목사
333 2018.09.23  Volunteer In Mission Rev. Kyung Lim Shin
332 2018.09.23  평신도 선교학교(Volunteer In Mission) 신경림 목사
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