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This is the end of September. Fall arrived last week bringing a little cooler weather, especially in the mornings. It has been really dry the last couple of weeks, but predictions for rain have increased this week. I’m looking forward to the changing leaf colors.
I have a new great-grandson! He had a little rocky start, but he’s home now. I got to go visit and hold him last week, so tiny. He, mom and dad are doing good!
The Richville Neighborhood Watch meets this Thursday, October 5, at 6:30 p.m. with a potluck meal starting at 6 p.m. They now have a Facebook page, so like and follow it to know what’s happening around the community.
Congratulations to the girls’ volleyball team! They played the Talladega County tournament Saturday and got second place. After losing the first set, they won their next four sets to go to the finals and lost in a tiebreaker. If you want to see some exciting plays, attend one of their games. Good job, girls!
Our new pastor, Brother Andy Dickson at Providence Baptist Church, starts Sunday. Looking forward to a new beginning for the church.
Some of the ladies met Sunday afternoon and learned to make jump ropes out of T-shirts. Thanks to Harriet Jones for coming and teaching us how. We made almost two dozen.
We plan to have another get-together to make more. Our goal is to make 45 to 50 so we have enough to go in each Christmas Child box we collect for the church.
If you don’t have a church family, you are welcome to attend Providence. Sunday School begins at 10 a.m. with classes for all age groups and worship service at 11.
My Bible verse this week is Genesis 8:22, which reads, “As long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, and day and night will not cease.”
Seasonal change is inevitable as long as the earth exists. The most familiar Bible verses about seasons is found in Ecclesiastes 3:1-8. However, this verse tells us of God’s promise to never curse the earth again. This is a time after the floods where all seasons stopped during the flood.
Seedtime and harvest are essential to mankind, just as Christmas and Easter are connected. You need both to fulfill God’s word. Seedtime is the beginning, and harvest is the end. As we start this harvest season, let’s remember that we can only harvest what was planted earlier. We can’t expect the churches to be full if we don’t go out and witness and invite. Planting the seeds of Christ can be any time, but the harvest can come only afterward.
So, praying for people to come to know Jesus is good, but there has to be more than just prayer. Harvesting crops requires hands-on involvement; so should we as a church.
Pray for those in our community that are experiencing sickness. We need to remember the shut-ins and their families, as well. So please pray for their healing in God’s will. God knows their names and needs. Until next week, take care and be joyful!