Pastor’s Thoughts for May

Summer is almost here!  Many of us spend the rest of the year looking forward to this time of year.  Some look forward to spending time at the beach, some in the mountains.  Still, others look forward to being home tending a garden or spending Saturday nights at a race track somewhere.  Fishing, camping, spending warm evenings star gazing, riding bicycles, taking in the plethora of outdoor activities that western New Yorkers pack into the relatively short time that summer is here, are just some of the many opportunities that summer offers.  This year in particular, after a season of COVID-19 induced inactivity; we are all the more ready to get out there!  But we cannot control the trajectory of a virus.

Of course, all of our activities need to be squeezed in between Memorial Day and Labor Day because after the Fair, after Labor Day, well, we get ready for the next season (which, I think, we are calling football season again).

We cannot control the comings and goings of the seasons.  All are a gift from God and even though we prefer one season over another we cannot choose to accept or refuse.  What we can choose is how we will respond to the gifts He offers.  Not only the gift of summer but all of the gifts we are offered.

The Bible tells us that all good gifts come from God.  As we enjoy the many activities that the summer offers in our area, let’s remember to give thanks.

Let’s all enjoy the summer.  And give thanks.