Hardinsburg United Methodist Church
Sunday, October 22, 2017
Open Hearts, Open Doors, Open Minds

From the Pastor

October 2017

Genesis 1:14 God said, “I command lights to appear in the sky and to separate day from night and to show the time for seasons, special days, and years.

My first full time church I served was in the Mountains of Eastern Kentucky in Harlan County. One of my favorite things to do was to drive up to Kingdom Come State Park to one of the look outs and just sit and stare at the beautiful colors of the leaves for miles.

Fall is definitely my favorite season of the year for a couple of reasons. First, I love the change in temperature, usually cooler, and the smell of fresh air as you can turn off the ac and open up the windows.

My second favorite thing is the changing of the leaves. What is your favorite color of leaves? Red, Yellow, Orange, or Brown? As we think about the colors of Fall, how could these colors relate to our Christian life?

Red: Is probably the color that sticks out the most. It is the color of passion. Are we passionate about Jesus? Do we stick out in a good way for Jesus? Our lives should stand out for Christ.

Orange: Is the main color of Fall, not just in the leaves, but pumpkins in the fields as well. Orange reflects warmth and symbolizes thoughtfulness and sincerity. As Christians, that's something we should portray. We should be that warm inviting person that cares about others.

Yellow: Yellow conjures up joy and cheerfulness. Are we a cheerful Christian or a grumpy one? Do our lives reflect the joy of Christ living within us?

Brown:  If we didn't have all that brown in the midst of the bright Fall colors, I doubt if they'd be so brilliant. Brown represents stability and it anchors all those other beautiful colors of Fall. Do others notice that Jesus is our anchor?

How will you represent Jesus today and every day in your life? May the love of Jesus be reflected in your life in a similar way to the colors we will see this Fall Season.


In His Love

Bro. Greg