March 5, 2009 § 3 Comments
I flicked this picture of my Jeep early this past Sunday, overlooking the lower parking lot area of our church. There had been a dusting through the night and it was quite cold. The next day we would get the kind of snowfall that our family looks forward to each year – the ‘get out of jail (uh… school) free,’ kind of snow. But on this day it was appropriate to take a pic of that lone vehicle at roughly 6:30 AM. It represented three years to the day that I have served as the pastor of this church (March 1). I’m not exactly sure what that means, but it seems to me that milestones matter. Jesus tells us that ‘in this life we will have trouble,’ but that we can take heart because He has ‘overcome the world’ (John 16:33). We unfinished ones will never enjoy perfection in this life, and to be sure there will be rough patches, but for the journey we are taken places and given moments and experiences that I think serve as God’s reminders that He isn’t finished with us – and that He hasn’t forgotten that we are His.
This is Good News.