A change is gonna come

Here in the Lowcountry we are on the line between seasons.
It feels like Spring some days while other days it feels like Winter.
Some trees are still barren from the Fall and others are beginning to bloom, raining down pollen – their resurrection dust as my wife, Rev Narcie Jeter,  put it during one of her recent sermons.

Let us embrace this season of rebirth, of fresh beginnings, of change.

We recognize (as Sam Cooke sang) that “A change is gonna come.”
And we remember Ecclesiastes 3:1-8:
There’s a season for everything
    and a time for every matter under the heavens:
    a time for giving birth and a time for dying,
    a time for planting and a time for uprooting what was planted,
    a time for killing and a time for healing,
    a time for tearing down and a time for building up,
    a time for crying and a time for laughing,
    a time for mourning and a time for dancing,
    a time for throwing stones and a time for gathering stones,
    a time for embracing and a time for avoiding embraces,
    a time for searching and a time for losing,
    a time for keeping and a time for throwing away,
    a time for tearing and a time for repairing,
    a time for keeping silent and a time for speaking,
    a time for loving and a time for hating,
    a time for war and a time for peace.

In time we all grow and change with the seasons.
I pray these changes being you closer to God.

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