In reading Paul's letters to Timothy, we see him offering words of encouragement, describing his deliverance from evils, and concluding by earnestly asking Timothy to come to him quickly, before winter sets in. Timothy had to make the decision to either leave right away, or postpone seeing Paul until spring. We can probably think of times where we put things off and ended up missing out on something important. What spiritual decisions are we postponing in our lives? Are we procrastinators? We each have our own issues we're dealing with, and we likely have excuses for why we put off addressing them. A lot of things are changing in our world today, and if there are things we should be doing, we need to seize the moment and do them now.
Len Martin is the pastor of the United Church of God congregations in Cambridge, Columbus, and Mansfield, Ohio. Ordained in 1999, Len has previously served congregations in Worcester, Massachusetts, Seabrook, New Hampshire, Ann Arbor & Lansing, Michigan and Dayton, Ohio. Len also serves as Camp Director for Pre-teen Camp Buckeye.