Archive for October, 2012

Quick note from Pastor Kerry

October 23, 2012

Greetings everyone,

 

The last time I posted a daily devotion was on August 24th.  Since many of you continue to write asking “What happened?” I thought it might be good to send you all a quick note.

 

As you know I am now serving in a new call.  I’ve been at Faith Lutheran Church in Bellaire, TX, since January, 2011.  This has proven, as I hoped, to be a challenging and exciting call.  It has also meant many more early mornings and late nights, wrapped around a 20+mile commute in each direction.  The “old days” of serving a much less demanding parish just 2 miles down the street are over.

 

I made a commitment to myself this year to finish up a long slow walk through the Gospel according to Mark.  That came to an end on August 24th and I decided to give myself some morning breathing room.  I haven’t posted a devotion since then.

 

Does that mean that I’m through writing in the mornings?  I doubt it.  We spent September this year listening each week to James.  I read that letter every day for the entire month and kept running into these words:  “Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to such and such a town and spend a year there, doing business and making money.” Yet you do not even know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. Instead you ought to say, “If the Lord wishes, we will live and do this or that.”

 

So that is where it stands with me right now.  I look back with gratitude at many years of showing up every morning to listen to the Bible with you, amazed at times that words came out of what felt like a very empty vessel.

 

For now, it feels right to focus on the ministry of Faith Lutheran Church.  And to trust that, should the Lord wish it, I will get a sense that it is time again to write.

 

God bless you all.

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