You know how every once in awhile, a song gets stuck in your head? (well for me, it’s more than once in awhile, but I digress). The song I’ve been hearing lately is “Turn! Turn! Turn!” by the Byrds, which is based off of Ecclesiastes 3:1-8.
For those who do not know it, or need a refresher, it ends with this:
To everything – turn, turn, turn
There is a season – turn, turn, turn
And a time to every purpose under heaven
A time to gain, a time to lose
A time to rend, a time to sew
A time for love, a time for hate
A time for peace, I swear it’s not too late!
Hopefully you have heard by now that I am leaving at the end of the church year. We have had a wonderful season together! We have grown, we have visioned, and we have celebrated. We are not the same as when I started 3 years ago. We are stronger, more focused, and more awesome! And as I look forward to my next ministry, I also look forward to your next ministry. Think of this as not an ending, but an opportunity to turn and do ministry in a different way, with a different minister. They will be able to support you in ways that I could not. Let them. I am excited for your new possibilities!