Monday, September 24, 2007

Perspective

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.

7 comments:

Heidi said...

Absolutely!!! you are right, God is still God and He already knows the direction and future the church is going before we even have a clue and we can take 100% comfort in that. He is in control of it all.

Courtney said...

look the song up on "you tube" or "one true media" and then it will give you the code to copy and paste into your blog. just FYI

CRAZY about your pastor - but you've got the right perspective. what a shock, though!

Jen said...

Thanks for the encouragement - right on target.

Heather J said...

Well said Katy. I love the way music can minister to us - God always selects just the right song for us to hear.

The Chatterton Family said...

We'll be praying for your church. We've been through some tough "church times" ourselves!! God knows what he's doing. Even though all of this is a shock to the congregation, it's not a shock to God! He knows what he's doing and he has great things in store for your church.

Jayne said...

Katy, I didn't even know where to begin a blog about this. I think I'm still trying to process the thought of my dear friends not being a part of "the family" every Sunday! God has already gone ahead and paved the way although we didn't know it adn He will continue to reveal His perfect plan for all of our lives!!

anthonyandbeth said...

we are praying for the ASBC church family. we still feel like it's "our" church, too. what a great way for God to encourage your heart! God is God and nothing surprises Him, He's going to take care of all of you through this difficult and uncertain time. We're praying for you guys!