Randall reflects in his blog on what pastoring us has been like over the past six years. What he says is pretty much true.
One of the things I was reflecting on this morning were the following verses from Hebrews 12. I think this is also true of the work he has done – he has led us a lot by example.
Hebrews 12: 12 and 13
“So take a new grip with your tired hands and stand firm on your shaky legs. Mark out a straight path for your feet. Then those who follow you, though they are weak and lame, will not stumble and fall but will become strong.” (NLT)
Last night as our group of women met, one of the things we discussed was our need to live our faith in such a way as our children will see it and will see the power of God working in us. We were looking at the way the ressurection changed the lives of the disciples – they never went back to unbelief that Jesus was the Son of God after seeing the ressurected Christ. They went on to change the world and so here we are. I like those couple of chapters in Hebrews where we are reminded of how we follow each other on this path of faith – a great cloud of witnesses has preceded us. And it reminds me of how I also want to be part of this succession to those coming long following me.