Every now and then, I run into people who say, "I love winter!" More often than not, most people say, "I'm ready for the arrival of spring!" Bottom line - it's hard to appreciate winter. The days are short. The nights are long. The cold this year always feels colder than last year. Whenever I complain about the weather, my farming friends remind me that winter is a gift. After a hectic spring and summer, it's time for the land to rest. After a bountiful fall, it's time for the ground to recover. Activity is replaced by calm. Busyness is replaced by stillness. Anxiety is replaced by peace.
"There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens."
Following this verse, the author of Ecclesiastes goes on to write words that many of us associate more with The Byrds than The Bible. The next words are, "there is a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot..." (Ecclesiastes 3:1-2) The point - there is a time for everything in life - even winters in Chicago.
Perhaps your soul is searching for a season of renewal. Perhaps your spirit is longing for a time of rest. If God is tugging at your heart and inviting you to discover peace this season, take some time to respond. Winter may be the right time to (re)discover faith.
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We’ll host our annual Trivia Night on Friday, January 30th 7:00 pm. Come on out as a family, or with a group of friends/neighbors/coworkers, or just yourself! for fun evening of trivia. Just like last year, you’ll work together in teams to answer trivia questions and the winning team will receive a prize! Cost per person is $10.
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