Wednesday, September 5, 2012

On Leaving

It turns out that leaving one's church and immigrating to a new country is complicated.

"Complicated" is putting it mildly.

Saying goodbyes, packing up boxes, selling my house and cars and various household items on Craigslist, handing off ministry to others, anticipating the new ministry needs that await me, filling out a stack of confusing immigration paperwork, living in the awkward tension of I'm-leaving-but-I'm-not-gone. I'm living in between chapters of the story, closing one door as another opens in front of me.

It's the tension of I'm here and present, but I'm also there, anticipating a new future in a new land.

It's a bit like the kingdom of God that way.

May Your kingdom come and will be done.

1 comment:

  1. Wow that's so exciting, not only new horizons but knowing you're doing His will also - just what has He got in store for you? Only things that are best for You and His glory, and very often unexpected. I moved from one side of my country to the other because I heard God calling me there, a tiny distance compared to yours - took me 5 years to find out why. I wouldn't say my life is comfortable, but it is interesting, and I know I am what He wants me to be. Be blessed, safe journey and walk with the King. :-)