Thank you. Thank you for the five years we've spent together as a church family.
Through the ups and downs, the joys and sorrows, one thing has remained constant:
Christ's love for us all.
May we remain aware of how the Holy Spirit gives us the power to let that love direct our every thought, word, and action. May we also remain aware that Christ's commands to worship together, grow in knowledge of God's Word, and faithfully serve our congregation were given - not to make us holy - but to keep us faithful to the mission of spreading the Gospel.
As of late, prayer and honest conversation have led me to accept the fragility of life and given me the courage to make difficult decisions. Doing so has been both laborious and liberating. And it has led me to practice what I preach: Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding (Proverbs 3:5).
I will keep the people of Peace in prayer; please do the same for me. And may the peace of God that passes all human understanding keep our hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.
Love ya bunches. Always will.