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Seasons will change
Tinku Thompson Updates
Hello Friends and Family,
I have always enjoyed seeing grapes hanging on the grapevines. This desire prompted me to plant a small grapevine at our old house but before I could see a lot of fruit, we moved out. A few years ago, I got another grapevine and planted it in our backyard. Out of everything else you may find, this is the only plant I really care about. Last summer, I saw some fruit, but everything was gone as winter came. There was only a few dried stick left. As spring came, I looked at it, and I was not hopeful that it would return or anything would grow on it. It looked really bad due to the harsh winter.
As I was busy with travel during summer, I never went to see it. Last month, I realized that there were grapes on it. Then, one day, I finally went to see it, and I was surprised to see how much it had grown and the amount of grapes. It was way beyond what I expected or thought. I took some photos and was very happy to see that what looked like hopeless was producing fruit. I got a message while looking at the grapes.
Seasons will change, and there will be fruitfulness after a season of struggle and nothing visible.
There are times when we give up hope or think that it will not be fruitful again. We must realize that there is still life inside during difficult seasons; when the season changes, there will be change outside. How many times have people written us off, or we have given up on people? We can still hope for a change and a season of fruitfulness. We must remember that the season will not remain the same forever but will change. When we feel discouraged or lost, we can trust that God will bring back seasons of fruitfulness in our lives.
As the climate changes and the temperature goes down, I see the leaves fall off, and things are getting dry. I am sure the stems will be dry in a few months with nothing green on it. Still, I will wait as I know that in a few months, things will change. I will see the green leaves again. Before I realize it will be fruitful again. It will produce fruit in its season.
Do not give up, seasons will change and you will be fruitful again.
✍️Quotes of this edition
I want the whole Christ for my Savior, the whole Bible for my book, the whole Church for my fellowship, and the whole world for my mission field. - John Wesley
When a Christian shuns fellowship with other Christians, the devil smiles. When he stops studying the Bible, the devil laughs. When he stops praying, the devil shouts for joy. - Corrie Ten Boom
📔My Health/Personal Update
Thank you for your continued prayers for my complete recovery. Lab results are stable. After the last visit, one more medication was discontinued. In December, I will be going back for annual tests.
Once again, I want to thank everyone who has not given up but continues to pray for me.
🎬My New Media Updates
Thriving Talk’s new episodes have been released.
Shorts (less than 1 minute)
🔥Focus for the next few weeks.
Ministry assignments and writing.
🎓Some articles worth reading
Seasons are changing, and the journey will continue.
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