Transitions

Dawn in Carpenteria
Sunlight streams into the sky to the left of this shadow shrouded scene as newly wet sand slides off the shore and into the sea. Times and places of transition captivate us with possibilities. I can almost hear the dawn quiet broken by a cacophony of birdsong and the gentle watery rush of shore-break. Transitions such as these are a gift of God, speaking to us of hope, calming our fears, and reminding us of the world around us and our place in it.

We are in a time and place of transition here at Family of Grace. In our worship Christ has risen from the dead but not yet ascended. The disciples have been instructed to gather and wait for the Holy Spirit. In our community of faith many folks are new and finding a place, even as long time members move to their next great adventure. We continue to raise life giving questions; What ministry is God calling us to develop? What ministries have run their course? What does the grace and love of Christ look like in this community today? We work to transition our curb appeal from a look that was sufficient for a day when we were the only building on this stretch to an inviting presence in the midst of continuous buildings. We work to transition our education and worship experiences to minister to the folks who are coming. We work to transition our lives to grow in grace and the love of Christ.

Transitions such as these are a gift of God, speaking to us of hope, calming our fears, and reminding us of the world around us and our place in it. Delight in the new day dawning .

Peace,
Pastor Mark