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The Seasons of His Story

 

Comment:  There are so many things I want to share on this blog. There are so many things I want to do in this life!  Today I am sharing a message of hope that we find in Christ.  We are reminded of His story at this time of year as Christian churches experience Palm Sunday and Holy Week and Easter. Well, I hope you visit again and again for continued refreshment and inspiration.

 

The Seasons of His Story

 

I don’t know about you, but I feel as though I have more energy lately.  Could it be spring fever?  This feeling brings about thoughts of going through boxes, cleaning my house, exercising, eating more nutritionally, visiting with others, smiling and humming to myself, even being nice to others.  I also feel compelled to turn my face to the sun just to feel its warmth and the promise of summer.  And it’s not even spring yet!  But it will be soon.  I feel like I am waking from a long winter nap and first beginning to stretch and snuffle about in my cave, even though I have lived through this winter working and going to school every week without much of a break.

We certainly have had a winter in southeast Wisconsin, more traditional, more like the winters I experienced years and years ago.  I must say, I really enjoyed the recent, warmer winters with little snow.  Yes, it was cold, but at least I did not have to contend with slippery roads quite as much.  I know there are many of you who enjoy snow packed ski trails, but I would much rather snuggle in my robe and with my puppy, stretch out on my couch, and look at winter rather than participate in it.  For me, winter is prettier when I am inside looking out.

Now that spring is upon us and I seem to be coming out of my winter cocoon of sorts, my mind is making connections between the seasons we experience in this world and how they relate spiritually.  Around me I see plans being made the Palm Sunday and Holy Week which will lead us to Easter Sunday.  People purchase cards, and eggs, candy, hams, and Easter baskets and bonnets (do they still do wear hats?).   It is fun to see the little girls’ Easter dresses when I walk through the stores such as Kohl’s and Penney’s.   

I see something else as well.  I see us having gone full circle beginning with the spring of Christ’s birth and bringing to us the promise of salvation, a new way to live, God’s perfect example for us in human form in a way that we can understand.

That leads us to the summer of his ministry as he grew into the fullness of His teaching and showing us in varying ways of His love for us.  Today many of us still seem get His message wrong more than we get it right.  Yet we are persistent creatures and continue to study and try and pray for forgiveness when we stumble.

We move in the fall as he lays the foundation of his journey to the cross, preparing his disciples who just cannot get it either, even though they lived with him physically. The end comes with the Passover meal that Jesus shares with his disciples, the sharing of His blood and body in the wine and bread.  He is handed over for human judgment that night.  The season of fall is about over.

Good Friday comes but there is it seems there is little good about it.  It is the winter.  All becomes dark, the temple curtain tears, many dead rise, and when Jesus releases His spirit, many then realize what had happened and who He was.  There is no taking it back though.  We endure the pain of Good Friday with all its tensions.  The fingers were pointing at Jesus, but when we point at another, we must realize the others fingers of our hands pointing back at us.  He took our place.  It is history in the making—“His story.”

The story does not end with His death.  No.  There is much more to Jesus the Christ than we will ever understand.  What we do see is another spring as we come full circle with the seasons.  For this article, that spring is new life, Christ’s resurrection and victory over death.  He paid the price of our sins for us all, conquered death and Satan, and rose again as we shall also one day.  That truly will be a new and refreshing and perfect life which will be everlasting for those who believe in Him and His promises.  

Jesus knew what he was doing; he knew why he came; he knew the burden he was carrying on his shoulders for us, and he was obedient to His Father in heaven to the very end.    How faithful and obedient are we as we go through the seasons of our lives.  Are we growing in faithfulness and obedience to God as we grow in mind, body and spirit?

I have only blithely captured Christ’s story.  If you want to know more, I encourage you to talk with your pastor or priest or church leaders.  If you do not have a connection with a formal church, there are other opportunities to make connections with others to talk about God’s promises to us, His people.  Don’t be afraid or shy to ask your questions.  With God, there are no silly or unnecessary questions, and your church leaders should be able to satisfy your hungry heart.  There are many expressions of God out there, and I urge you to find a credible source.

Here is a list of churches in and around the Brown Deer area.  There are many more churches around the Brown Deer area, and they are listed on the Brown Deer Village web site.  I encourage you to visit and call and talk take them your questions about how God can help you in your life.   

 


Brown Deer United Church of Christ

6380 W Dean Rd Milwaukee, WI 53223

Phone: 414-354-6920

 

Brown Deer Baptist Church
Milwaukee, WI 53223
Phone: 414-354-6236

 

St Martins Episcopal Church
8401 N 60th St Milwaukee, WI 53223
Phone: 414-354-4249

 

St Mark Ev Lutheran Church
8635 N 60th St Milwaukee, WI 53223
Phone: 414-354-7980

 

Christ the King Baptist Church
7750 N 60th St Milwaukee, WI 53223
Phone: 414-371-5000

 

Brown Deer Baptist Church
7908 N 51st St Milwaukee, WI 53223
Phone: 414-354-4620

 

Brown Deer United Methodist Church
5736 W Brown Deer Rd Milwaukee, WI 53223
Phone: 414-354-4477

 

 

 

Higher Dimensions Family Church
5794 W Green Brook Dr Milwaukee, WI 53223
Phone: 414-586-0559

 

St Paul's Ev Lutheran Church-Brown Deer
8080 N 47th St Milwaukee, WI 53223
Phone: 414-355-5030

 

St Mary's Baptist Church
8415 W Bradley Rd Milwaukee, WI 53224
Phone: 414-355-0931

 

Milwaukee Church of Christ
7710 N 44th St Milwaukee, WI 53223

Phone: 414-371-9732

 

  1. Central -Church of Christ
    8529 N Stoneridge Ct Milwaukee, WI 53223
    Phone: 414-365-9932

 

Greater Mt Sinai Church of God In Christ
9143 N 76th St Milwaukee, WI 53223
Phone: 414-357-8725

 

 

 

 

 

Shoreland Community Church
8710 N Deerwood Dr Milwaukee, WI 53209
Phone: 414-354-7650

 

Trinity Community Church
9450 N 60th St Milwaukee, WI 53223
Phone: 414-354-6620

 

Convenant Community Church
8919 W Heather Ave Milwaukee, WI 53224
Phone: 414-355-9170

 

Church of the Good Hope
8700 W Good Hope Rd Milwaukee, WI 53224
Phone: 414-353-5555

 

Risen Savior Evangelical Lutheran Church
9550 W Brown Deer Rd Milwaukee, WI 53224
Phone: 414-354-7320

 

New Testament Church of Milwaukee
10201 W Bradley Rd Milwaukee, WI 53224
Phone: 414-365-1690

 

Hill Point Church
2500 W Brown Deer Rd Milwaukee, WI 53217
Phone: 414-352-7100

 

Lincoln Park Lutheran Church ELCA
7701 N Green Bay Ave Milwaukee, WI 53209
Phone: 414-562-4540

 

Memorial Lutheran Church ELCA
7701 N Green Bay Ave Milwaukee, WI 53209
Phone: 414-352-1160

 

St Peter-Immanuel Lutheran Church & School
7801 W Acacia St Milwaukee, WI 53223
Phone: 414-353-6800

 

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