Recently, we had to say, “Good-bye,” to a family from our church. It was not a loss through death. It was not a loss through an offense. It was simply a life-change, a physical move, that caused this family to leave our area. Because of a failure to communicate, we did not announce this change and pray for them during their last Sunday with us. So, I thought that I would share it in this public forum.
To my friend, Brian Harrington – thank you for being a faithful friend. Thank you for the gifts you brought to us, gifts that stirred in others a desire to stretch and improve their individual giftings (myself included). Thank you for the simple joy that your gifting brought to our church body. Thank you for being one of our worship leaders, helping us to enter into the presence of God.
Nearly every Saturday, we’d text back & forth about the following morning’s worship list, asking and answering questions, refreshing our memories. Why? Because we wanted to give our best to the Lord. Thank you for that, too!
Brian, Linda, Madi, and Bayli – even though we will miss you all very much, we are comforted by the fact that you have been led by His Spirit to make this change in your lives, a new beginning in a new place. May God richly bless you all, and may He use you for His glory no matter where you are.