Thursday, July 26, 2012

Thoughts from the Hammock

     I look back at my Raytown congregation that, following my Russian tradition, gave me a blessing for the journey that just begun. I still visit some of my members in the hospitals, answering their e-mails and phone calls.  I am patiently waiting for God to show me the final destination of my transition. I am still in limbo, but I know with all my heart that one day I will understand every moment of my present context of transition as clear as I see my new plants. It is too hot for planting, and I could see how this transition is tough on them for the first two-three days, but what a joy when they start blooming, becoming healthy and joyful again! All they need is patience and watering, the rest will happen by itself. Transition sometimes is simply being.
     I feel good about what I accomplished in Raytown and with Paul I recite, “I am confident of this: that the one who began a good work among you will bring it to completion by the day of Jesus Christ.” (Philippians 1:6).

2 comments:

skiddle said...

Moses had a transition period that lasted 40 years, which was followed by a time of great fruitfulness that impacted the people of God forever.

May your transition last as long as it needs to last, and be followed by more fruit than you can imagine!

skiddle said...

Moses had a transition period that lasted 40 years, which was followed by a time of great fruitfulness that impacted the people of God forever.

May your transition last as long as it needs to last, and be followed by more fruit than you can imagine!