There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven:
A time to be born and a time to die,
A time to plant and a time to uproot,
A time to kill and a time to heal,
A time to tear down and a time to build,
A time to weep and a time to laugh,
A time to mourn and a time to dance,
A time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
A time to embrace and a time to refrain,
A time to search and a time to give up,
A time to keep and a time to throw away,
A time to tear and a time to mend,
A time to be silent and a time to speak,
A time to love and a time to hate,
A time for war and a time for peace.
My dear brothers and sisters in Christ,
This is a time for joy.
This month, we prepare for and celebrate the coming of the Messiah in great anticipation of His coming again. We wait for it, we hope for it, we believe in it. In many ways, the seasons of the year reflect the seasons of our souls. We begin, we grow, we flourish, we reduce, we retreat and we celebrate, every year. Christ’s coming into the world brings out in many of us a very different season—one of joy, one of celebration and one of reflection on the year left behind. Ecclesiastes reminds us that there is a time for everything. We begin a new year soon, with new hopes, new dreams, new beginnings.
In the same way, Crossways International (CI) is beginning again.
The Board of Directors has cast a vision for CI as a premier publishing house providing biblically based and theologically sound books, materials and training worldwide to advance the Kingdom of God. Our Mission is to Reach, Teach and Transform Lives. Our message has not changed, only our method of delivery; and by necessity.
The men and women who serve on the Board of Directors of CI recognized that change was and is necessary for CI to continue to fulfill its mission. Because of the Board’s dedication to extending the life of the ministry, CI is living out a significant transformation.
As I write these words, CI is in the process of moving out of its offices and migrating to a virtual, web-based online presence. Whereas up to this point, Crossways International has had its own warehouse fulfillment team and stored its own inventory in Minneapolis, times have changed.
Your sister in the Risen Christ,