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Coloma United Methodist Church
November is a time when there is a sense of the need to prepare for a period of hibernation of sorts. The fields and orchards are done for the year, and we focus more on staying as warm and dry as we possibly comfortably can. More time and planning have to be included for travel, in case the weather takes a turn and things get icy or even snowy. There are the holidays of Thanksgiving and Christmas for which to plan, with time and energy spent on preparing special foods, and organizing gatherings of family and friends, and other seasonal events and activities. The busyness of the outside world may have tapered off, but the busyness of life in our homes has certainly stepped up. There is so much to do!
It is important that we never lose sight of the fact that Jesus Christ did everything to prepare the way for all of us; that for as much as we enter into the season of intentional thanksgiving with great anticipation of happy times to come, Jesus has already done all of the preparation necessary for us to enter into eternity with Him and our Heavenly Father! We merely need to accept the invitation, and we will be in the presence of unconditional love and peace for all time. All that is lovely, good, pure, and praiseworthy will come to pass in the due course of time! All is well. Even in the midst of chaos in the world around us, all is well.