At the Pastor’s and Professionals’ Meeting in Austin this week, we talked about being weary. We were weary of having to take COVID into account with every activity in the church. We were weary of hearing about the break-up of the United Methodist Church. We were weary of all the shouting and the lack of civility in the realm of politics. Some pastors have taken this time to get out of the ministry while others wonder how they can hold it together. We are not the only ones.
I imagine that you are weary for these reasons and a dozen personal reasons. How can we hold on? Galatians 6:9 came to mind. “So let us not grow weary in doing what is right, for we will reap at harvest time, if we do not give up.” We are encouraged to do good whatever our circumstances. We will be sustained if we can look for some good to do even if we do not see any results. Do what is right and good no matter what everyone else does. Do what is pleasing in the sight of God AND WE WILL ENDURE.
To go thought:
A Time for Everything
1There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven;
2 A time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot;
3 A time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build;
4 A time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance;
5 A time to scatter stones and a time to gather them, a time to embrace and a
time to refrain;
6 A time to search and a time to give up, a time to keep and a time to throw
7 A time to tear and a time to mend, a time to be silent and a time to speak;
8 A time to love and a time to hate, a time to war and a time for peace.