29 May 2011

There is a time for everything

Ecclesiastes 3:1 says:
"For everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven:..."

Today, one season has finished - the pastors of our church had their last Sunday. Last night, we celebrated their farewell with them. It's over now....
It was sad; it was a gloomy Sunday, where many tears were flowing and many hugs were given, goodbyes were said and see-you-soons promised. This season has ended, and a new one will come.

So the girl that doesn't cry, cried today, got all emotional and still feels the aftermath. It seems like for the longest time, I kind of avoided to think about what was coming today. But now it is here and it hurts....

I understand what they think - because I have been there many times. It is always easier for the one leaving than for the one staying behind. They are excited because they know where they are going. We, on the other hand, are staying and still don't know what will happen to our church. It is scary.

But God will only do good. He is good. He is bringing them to a new place to grow just as He is sending someone to us to grow as well. God is good, all the time. And I am looking forward to what is coming.


C. Beth said...

Great post. I didn't really cry last night--like you, I think I've just avoided thinking about what this actually means. This morning it hit home--listening to that great sermon of Kenny's and just realizing the value of what we're losing. But I have the same faith you have, that God's got it under control and will bless us through this!!