Seasons come and seasons go, no matter what every season is 3 months long.  We know here in Kansas that just because the calendar says “September 1” it doesn’t equal cooler temps, just like December 1st doesn’t necessarily mean that cold and snow is coming, as it could be sunny and 65.  Yet if you live up in northern states the feel of fall can almost start a little before September 1, and by the time December 1st comes around they may have already experienced several snow falls.  No matter where someone lives seasons do come and they eventually do fade away as another season starts.  In Exodus 14:13 we read “Moses told the people, Fear not; stand still (be firm, be confident, be undismayed) and see the salvation of the Lord which He will work for you today. For the Egyptians you have seen today you shall never see again.”  While we may not be in the same situation as the children of Israel are in here, yet this word given thru Moses is still a word we can take and run with.  They were in a season where it seemed like it was never going to end, a season that was exhausting, frustrating and overall, just a heavy burden.  They had been delivered out of Egypt and just as they thought the season of being under the Egyptians was coming to end, they find themselves literally looking right back at them.  It was the season that seems like will never end.  As many of you know I am not a fan of summer, I am more of fan of cooler weather (fall and well really winter) and every year, or what seems like every year, summer just never ends and just when I think summer is over, well, again living here in Kansas, let’s just say summer seems to take forever to end.  At some point in our lives, no matter if someone believes in God or not, we will experience “seasons” in our lives where it just feels like it is never going to end, and then all of sudden when it looks like it will end, the “Egyptians” are right behind you once again.  As believers in God when it looks like a season will last forever, or just simply overtake you, we must remember the countless scriptures that tell us “to stand, to be firm, to be still, to trust God, and let Him fight the battle.”  Easier said than done, especially when you don’t know when the season will end.  See going back to “seasons come, and seasons go”, meteorologically speaking we generally know how long a season will last.  When it comes to trials, pressures, frustrations, and whatever else you want to call a difficult season we don’t know long it will last.  But what we do know, is that if we will “fear not” and stand firm and watch the Lords salvation (deliverance) we will see what seems like a never-ending season come to end, “For the Egyptians you have seen today you shall never see again.”  

Much love,
Pastor Michael

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