Ending and Beginning
Today I heard about a church that is selling their building. Endings can be difficult and unwelcomed. I know many of the people in that local community of believers and selling the building was not something they ever expected to do. Endings can also be new beginnings. Stepping into a new place can be overwhelming. The silence of the empty space can be defining and disorienting. But that is the fertile space where things grow. This is what God does. He brings new life and order to all things submitted to his will. The space between the end and the beginning can be full of growth, opportunity, hopefulness and blessing if we yield that time to the Lord.