By Rodney Franklin
Behold, I am doing a new thing;
now it springs forth, do you not perceive it?
I will make a way in the wilderness
and rivers in the desert.
– Jeremiah 43:19
What happened to summer? What happened to pool parties, summer camps and hanging out with friends and family at the beach? What happened to summer? What happened to summer cookouts with endless days of lawns and gardens hoping for rain? What happened to summer? The watermelon is still sweet, the Chilton county peaches are juicy and the muscadines are on their way to be enjoyed, but what happened to summer? Trust me I still feel the heat when I get into my car but the calendar says the August days are upon us which means it is time for a new rhythm of church life.
I believe Jeremiah is reminding us about the call to this new rhythm of church life. It is rhythm that reminds us that we are not by ourselves but God continues to accompany us along this journey. It is a rhythm that summons our souls as we rejoice in what God has done and will do in the future. This new rhythm is our call on the eve of a new season of church life where we pray, play, eat, and serve.
We have been making our way through the wilderness of transition in pastoral leadership. We praise God for continuing to lead us because we know that God is faithful and just. We also believe that during this time of transition God will continue to guide our steps as we move forward. So as we continue to move and be led by God, the Week Day Fellowship on Wednesday evenings begins on August 14, 2019. We have almost made it through the hot summer – our Birmingham wilderness experience. So please plan to come out on August 14 and bring a church buddy or even someone who is not connected to a church as we participate and see what new things God will be doing at Baptist Church of the Covenant.