March 20, 2013

Transitions are hard

Well I failed on my Lent commitment to blog each day until Easter.

But I have an excuse.

We had a pretty big announcement to make on Sunday and the distraction of worrying about how people might react had me waiting to say something here.

Charles had to announce to our church that we are going to be moving soon to another church (near Albuquerque). God has been putting it on our hearts for a year now, so we've had time to process it, lay our lives down to it and then get excited about it.

But it feels cruel to be excited about moving on when your dear friends are grieving because it is a brand new thought to them. ......this part of ministry life is really hard. The pits. No likey. Bleh.

    ....right now, somewhere out there, God is putting
         the heart and mind of another pastor,
who will be the one to bring this church,
our dear church family, the next step He has for it.

Change is the hardest when it involves parting paths with people who are dear to you. I understand it fully because we've done this before.

And each time God heals the hurt, keeps the relationships special and refined with time....and He gives new and fresh relationships and ideas and projects and ministries.

It is good and it will be okay....good, in fact. Just wait and see.

"For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord
“plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." 
Jeremiah 29:11

P.S. I will write about the new church soon in another post, when the time is right.


Cheryl said...

Love you friend!

crickl's nest said...

Thank you so much Cheryl!

Sara said...

Holy cow. Wow. Its cool that you can have the vision like that, paths parting is hard but new things are good too. Thats really cool Mrs. Christi.

crickl's nest said...

{{{sara}}} thanks!