Just a quick thought before I wander three steps to the left and in to bed… there’s much to explain about the day but it can wait.
As Geoff mentioned, this morning Peter and Kathy (pastors at my church – wow, it feels strange and nice to say ‘my church’ if you can exclude the proper definition for a moment) announced their resignation. This news has far less impact upon me than it does upon others who have been involved in the church for a much longer time. There’s still part of me that still feels vaguely, cheated. Having come relatively recently from a chuch that fell to pieces, as little change and as little bother was sort of what I was looking for (oh, and community, just in a huge way) – however selfish it sounds.
What’s remarkable, on the flip side of it all is the circumstances surrounding the changes. Here is where things vastly differ from what I’ve experienced before – the leadership that is moving on has not been shoved out the door, not been belittled and hounded and hurt and slandered – this is a choice and God is very much involved. Everyone still thinks the world of Pete and Kathy, and what they’ve done through God’s leading I’m definite, is nothing short of wonderful.
Bible Gateway, the funny ironic link God makes relevant to me at those hours I am too lazy to open a Bible spewed out this one tonight:
“Yours, O LORD, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the majesty and the splendor, for everything in heaven and earth is yours. Yours, O LORD, is the kingdom; you are exalted as head over all. ”- 1 Chronicles 29:11
It’s good to know God is the head over all, no matter what happens. His intentions are beyond our understanding and his ideas are far greater.