New Hope Text New Hope Christian Church

In Harmony with Him by Patsy Gaffney, Music Director

March 2017

     Spring has sprung! By now we’ve become accustomed to Daylight Savings Time, purchased an ample amount of antihistamines and Puffs tissues with lanolin for allergies, and put away all the winter coats, boots and gloves that we wore that one week this winter. Seasons come and go, but not with smooth transitions as we might like. We’ve enjoyed temperatures in the 70s in February while shivering in March to the tune of 35 degrees and snow in the North Georgia Mountains.
     Wouldn’t it be nice for the temperature to gradually increase and decrease as the calendar approaches the “firsts” - the first day of spring, summer, fall and winter instead of fluctuating throughout the months until it finally seems to reach the point of our expectations? Which for some of us, by the time it evens out, we are ready for it to either warm up or cool down again.
     I believe that we are sometimes that way in our spiritual walk with God; always shifting, rising and falling, then stabilizing until we once again hit a change in our spiritual season.
     Learning to recognize these changes in our hearts, minds and behaviors and adjusting our spiritual thermostat accordingly through prayer, reading the Bible and intentionally loving our neighbor while serving God will help us to live in harmony with Him..

“Behold, the winter is past; the rain is over and gone. The flowers appear on the earth, the time of singing has come, and the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land. The fig tree ripens its figs, and the vines are in blossom; they give forth fragrance.”
Song of Solomon 2:11b-13

Choir practice
Wednesdays 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Sunday Mornings - 10:45 am
Meet in the Choir Room

If you are interested in singing in the choir, please join us for choir practice!

“O Sing unto the Lord a new song: sing unto the Lord, all the earth.”
Psalm 96

Hymn Reflection

Season Change
Sung by Crystal Lewis

Are you going through a dry spell?
I was there a while ago
Now I've come to a place where the rain falls
Where the trees bear fruit and grow
Where I find a refuge in my God
It's a place of surrender I know
I look at God and see what I want to be
He looks at me and sees His own

Seasons change and then they pass
No way to know how long they'll last
I'd love to know the reasons why
But God knows
Seasons change

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