May 2015 Senior Adult Newsletter
Don’t you enjoy the springtime? In so many ways, spring is the best season of them all. Spring reminds us each year of our risen Lord and the beauty and majesty of His resurrection.
Early in the season, seeds are planted, flowers are bathed in the cool mist of the spring rains and new life abounds. Soon the plants are bursting with blooms which produce delicious fruits and beautiful flowers. Spring is an invigorating time. Regardless of your age, spring is a time when there is new excitement in the hearts and lives of the people.
Life is like the seasons. In life, the springtime is about new beginnings: starting school, getting your first job, getting married, having children and grandchildren and retirement. And all of these new beginnings should remind us of the most important phase of life, fellowship with God and service to others by following the leadership of the Holy Spirit. Each new beginning is a stepping stone to the next. In each new season of life, our goal should be to grow into a deeper and more intimate relationship with the Lord God.
God's plan for our lives calls for more than planting a garden, playing golf, fishing and reading throughout our senior years. The psalmist says it best, “Those who are planted in the house of the Lord shall flourish in the courts of our God. They shall still bear fruit in old age; they shall be fresh and flourishing” Psalm 92:13-14.
God knows what we need and what it takes for us to bring forth fruit during the different seasons of life. And He expects us to bear fruit throughout our lifetimes. Have you ever wondered what it means to bear fruit? Bearing fruit is an important part of the Christian life as we grow to become more like Christ. Jesus spoke these words as recorded in John 15:8, "By this is my Father glorified, that you bear much fruit; so you will be my disciples."
Bearing fruit for Christ's sake begins with a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Once this relationship is established, we're to grow in spirit through the study of God's Word, prayer and fellowship with other believers. And then we're to move out into the fields that Jesus said are "... white to harvest." John 4:35."
Pastor Paul’s teachings on Wednesday evenings from the book of Revelation have made me stop and think about my Creator and the purpose for which He created me. That purpose is to bring glory to God. What an awesome thought! This fact alone should make me want to share the glorious truth of His Word with others.
So in which season do you presently find your life? You may believe that you are in the winter season because of your chronological age, but let me tell you that this is not the case. Each new day brings into your life a new spring season where opportunities for service to God and others Woody and I are presently looking for new ways to glorify God during the remaining days of our lives. Our desire is to be found faithful in doing those things He leads us to do. We want to serve our Lord by sharing His love, compassion and mercy with those who need to be touched by the Master's hand through His servants. We invite you to join us on this journey so that together,
Thanks for allowing us to serve alongside you.
We love you.
Patty and Woody