Please read the letter below that Pastor Larry is sharing with us from a member of the Hill City UMC written a few years ago:
As we look towards Thanksgiving we are humbled by
the bountiful harvest our Lord provides for us.We are thankful for many things; among them is the gift of our
days.This month I would like to share
some thoughts on THE GIFT OF OUR DAYS:GROWING OLDER IN GOD’S GRACE.
ALL OF OUR DAYS ARE A GIFT FROM
Whether we live a long or short life, all of our days are in the Lord’s
hands (see Ps. 39:4).At times it is
very hard to understand why some die at a young age, while others live for
years with difficult health problems.Our comfort is that the circumstances and length of our lives is not an
indication of God’s love for us.He can
make something good out of our most difficult problems (see Rom. 8:28, 35-39).
HOW CAN I GROW OLDER IN GOD’S
Here are several things we can do to improve the quality of our lives as
First, we can remember that all of our
days are a gift from God.
Second, we can respect the life God has blessed us
with.This can include doing things to
protect our physical, emotional and spiritual health.
Third, we can accept that life means change.If we can develop a flexible and positive
attitude, often our adjustment is easier.
Fourth, we can value the past and learn from it.Our past experiences are a rich resource that
younger people can’t obtain.By taking
our past with us into the future, we create a more meaningful future!
“The Lord bless you and keep you; the
Lord make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn His
face toward you and give you peace” (Num. 6:24-26).
Thank you to everyone who came and helped make the 2019 Country Fair a success!
And thank you to all those that helped by making crafts, food items, helped with set-up and take-down, served food, taking money and sacking up items and all the other behind the scenes things that have to be done. We appreciate each and every one of you.