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This devotional thought appears on the front page of the November 2017 edition of Park Life magazine.
Autumn is my favourite time of the year. The amazing colours from the leaves turning a thousand shades of gold against the brilliant blue of the sky. Then there is also the joyous prospect of Christmas, the anticipation, celebration and joy just around the corner.
For us as a Church this time of year is special too. We reflect on the year that has gone and begin the process of looking forward to where God is leading us for 2018 at the annual meeting. In many ways 2017 has been marked by doors that have been shut and disappointments, but God has continued to be faithful and been with us even when we have felt stuck in the desert of waiting.
However, not every door has been shut and we have known God is with us practically as well as theoretically. One of the items the leadership is keen to share at the annual meeting is what doors have been opened and where we feel God is leading us as we look at our church and how we worship and reach out to be God’s love and power flowing out in Aldershot.
One of the reasons I can love autumn so much is that I know it isn’t the end; when the leaves fall from the trees and the dark evenings close in I can enjoy them because I know the seasons will continue and eventually fresh life and warmer summer days will come. In the middle of a season of closed doors we can forget to look forward towards renewal and revitalising that can come next. Let us keep praying and seeking God for the next steps he Wants us to take together.
Past Focus Items
October 2017 - The Red Box
September 2017 The Way Ahead - Part 2
July/August 2017 - Summertime
June 2017 - Steering the Boat
April 2017 - Change Ahead
March 2017 - One Way - Jesus
January 2017 - Beyond the Fog
December 2016 - Be Still and Know that I Am God
November 2016 - Autumn
October 2016 - Questions
September 2016 - Olympic Values
July/August - Follow the Leader?
June 2016 - Passports and Priorities
April 2016 - The Power of Love
March 2016 - Giving Up For Lent
February 2016 - What's At The Core?
January 2016 - The New Year
November 2015 - Back to the Future
October 2015 - Autumn
September 2015 - Standing in Their Shoes
July/August 2015 - Summertime
June 2015 - Free Gifts
March 2015 - Another Brick in the Wall
February 2015 - Distance Management
January 2015 - Changing Perspectives