One of my favorite things about ministry life is the journey. My husband, Dave, and I often say, "We are meant to do life together." God created us for relationship.
A blessing of being pastors at our church for the last 19 years is the journey we have been able to experience with others.
After just a few months at our church, a young couple married. A few years later, we celebrated with them as their first son was born. Over the last 19 years, we have gone on family vacations together and my kids call this family, their family. We have journeyed with them through some fantastic days along with some rough days. We are stronger and better for those times together.
It's a blessing to journey with people. The journey holds opportunities to grow together and participate in what God is doing in their lives and ours.
Not everyone has stories like this. Not all of our relationships with parishioners will turn into lifelong friendships. In fact, few do.
Many of us have ministry journeys filled with rough roads and heartbreaking stories. We are in different seasons and on different highways, yet the faithfulness of God travels with us on all roads and in all seasons.
"I was young and now I am old, yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken..." (Psalm 37:25)
At the beginning of this new month and the beginning of these amazing summer days, we will be diving deeper into our most current Encourager publication, sharing posts about our journey together. Join us in the upcoming weeks for tips on rejuvenating our journey, preparing financially for our journey, sharing in the retirement journey, and preparing our church for ministering to families and children with special needs.
Looking forward to having you join us!
Praying blessing on your days and our summer journey together.
~~ Rachel Q