At the end of each year, it seems like there is a mix of excitement about the year that’s passed, and anticipation of the year to come. We wait and we wait for it, thinking and praying about all that God can do over the next year… and also thanking him for what He’s done over the last year. We remember losses, too. We remember the days and weeks and months that left us tired and broken, wishing for a a job that didn’t bring us to tears (or is that just me?).

But, there’s something that often is missed by me. It seems like among all of this I forget to stop. I forget to stop and remember that God is god, and to rest in that no matter what the past year has brought or what the next year may bring. Church is changing slowly – things are shifting and moving, and it’s all from God. He’s doing something, and the anticipation and nerves are building in me. And probably in you, too.

Let’s stop, though. Let’s pause and stop thinking about seating arrangements and puppet theatres and microphones and new ministries and rest in the fact that God is God and we are not.

And remember that it’s an epic truth.


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