THIMAR February 2024. Over the past year, Thimar has witnessed the work of God in the fruits of its ministries. Learn More.
THIMAR December 2023. Every believer was once God’s enemy at a dark time. Yet something happened. What was that turning point in their life?
What a joy it has been to be able to look back and witness God’s work, protection, and guidance in every step taken throughout the past 25 years. From day one, when we first started, till this very day, we have seen and first-handedly felt God’s presence in our lives and in the lives of the people we served and partnered with.
We gathered to celebrate His faithfulness before ours. We gathered to celebrate the power of His gospel to change lives rather than our persuasive efforts. We gathered to celebrate His love and compassion for the brokenhearted rather than our acts of service. It is with humility but also with great responsibility that we say all this.
There are seasons in ministry where we feel we are not good enough, that things are not under control and that God has forsaken us.
There are seasons in life that mature us and give us a renewed vision, as we advance from one stage of life to the next. They are known as milestones and are what drive us to continue in life’s exciting journey with so much joy.
Consider how the sower goes about planting seeds in the winter. He patiently and carefully takes care of it and regularly checks for its growth. In a good ground, the roots start to grow deeper, and the stems grow higher as they receive their proper nutrients from the soil, oxygen from the air and sunshine. The waiting is for a season, then harvest time arrives, and with it comes joy and excitement for the sower to gather the fruit of his labor.
We need to rest assured however that after death comes resurrection for those who put their trust in Jesus and in Him only, fully knowing that resurrection is not the end but the beginning of something new: a transformation of individuals and congregations into Christlikeness that leads to restoration of brokenness and decay wherever God’s people are.