Yesterday, our church was told that our senior pastor is resigning. Very shocking and saddening news. Change, whether good or bad, is always hard to deal with. Especially when it's unexpected. A lot of heads were spinning yesterday (and today!), and God really calmed my spirit today. While I was running this morning, I was listening to "You Will Be Our God" by Travis Cottrell. It was the perfect message for what I needed to hear this morning. David and I have been working in church ministry for many years together, and have been through things like this before. The main thing that we have to keep focused on is that God is still God - even in the midst of all kinds of uncertainties. A church is made up of people following after their God - and this song spoke to that. The chorus says "You will be our God. We'll be your people forever. Because you have loved us and called us your own, You will reign in our hearts alone. You will be our God. You will be our God." (If I could figure out how to add a link of this song from my computer, I would!)
And so God, there are some people of Atlantic Shores today that are hurting right now and confused and a little scared too. But You will be our God and we will be your people.