From the Pastor

From the Pastor’s Pen

“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heaven.”
~Ecclesiastes 3:1


This time of year, there is always talk and a few groans about Daylight Savings time. The talk often centers around whether the practice of changing the clocks is outdated. For myself, this practice causes some dread as I struggle to remember how to change the clock on the stove and in the car or the fear of forgetting and showing up at the wrong time for church. I even know people who spend the off-season just remembering their clocks are an hour off because they can’t remember how to change the time or skip church this day to avoid confusion (these are not options for me).
As the clocks are changed the day gets shorter and the darkness becomes more prominent (FYI: this is going to happen anyways). We are going into the season of increased darkness, but the Light still reins.
The increase darkness causes many to experience increased depression, anxiety, and irritability. Although, for some, these feelings need medical intervention, for others these feeling need spiritual intervention. If you have Seasonal Affective Disorder, please see your doctor, if not, turn to our great source of light, Jesus, to remain in top mental and spiritual form even as the days get shorter.
Never allow darkness to overwhelm you, instead find gratitude, thanksgiving, and peace in the True Light of the World. John 8:12, “When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” Even as the days grow shorter, walk into the light of life.


Blessings,

Pastor Linda

Pastor Linda’s Cell Phone: 585 330-0618
Pastor Linda’s Office e-mail: pastorlinda11@gmail.com