Week Ending Sunday, June 23, 2019
Special Touches Come and Go
Always in our lifetimes there are reasons to be sad and reasons to be joyful. There are times to be anxious and times to remain calm. There are people who touch us in a special way that we will not forget. There are other people who will touch us in a different but just as special way that we look forward to experiencing.
We, at Gaddis, are most blessed to have all of these reasons, times and touches locked into the memories of the recent times passed and in the promises of the times yet to come. Thank you, God, for all of these marvelous experiences and feelings. We stay the Way and look forward to meeting new travelers along the Way.
In our daily routines, nearly all of us are asked, "Do you have change for a ...?" Sometimes yes, sometimes no, is the response. So, now what if you were asked, "Are you ready for change for a ...?" That is a whole different feeling question. "...change for a ...?" could lead to a lot of things, many of which we don't want to think about much less encounter in real time. Here at Gaddis Church, we have that second question floating around as: "Are you ready for change for a new pastor?" I believe the answer is yes, we are.
And, it has nothing to do with the "old" pastor being booted or replaced for some untimely, ugly reason. Simply, the old is ready for a new door to open and that in turn opens a new door for the new pastor. Revolving door? Sounds like it but not really. Think of it more as being in a big room with doors on two sides. The "old" pastor comes in one door, walks through the room imparting notes, messages, greetings, prayers, devotionals, Biblical wisdom, friendship and love, finally reaching the door at the other side of the room and exits gracefully, having completed her mission. As the door closes behind the "old", the "new" pastor enters the room from the other door and begins the mission that has been placed before her. It is seamless, it is harmless, it is grace-full. The discomfort felt watching the old pastor leave is soon lost in the distraction of the new pastor entering. It is a new adventure, a new voice in the wilderness, making straight the way for the Lord. Amen.
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141 Hwy 87 | P.O. Box 566
Comfort, Texas 78013
10:00 am Worship Service
With Sunday school at 8:30 am
Monday - Thursday | 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday | 8:00 am - Noon