Taking down our Christmas decorations is always a time of reflection for us. This year, was no exception. Tiffany and I talked about all the great times spent with family this holiday season. The kids skipped back and forth between taking down ornaments from the tree and playing with their new toys. We took each ornament from their temporary December home and placed it in its more permanent home of storage boxes. This time it had a different feel. A more somber one.
Because we knew that most likely, this was our final Christmas in this house. A lot of things were about to change. Once we were back in the swing of things after our holiday respite, things were going to be moving … and moving fast. (The fact that I’m writing a Christmas and New Year’s theme post right now is evidence to how crazy it’s been).
And that’s the beautiful yet scary thing about stepping out – the unknown.
We don’t know if and when our house will sell.
We don’t know what our core group will look like.
We don’t know how our new community will respond.
We don’t know what it will be like to live in our new community.
We don’t know if we will experience “success” or “failure.” (From a human perspective anyway)
… and many more questions along the way.
There are a lot of things we do not know.
But there is one thing we know: that Jesus never fails.
He will take care of us. We are not exactly sure what that will look like, but we know He will.
That’s why, when looking forward to what 2017 holds, we look in confidence, not fear.
We realize that true success is simply doing what He has called us to do. We can rest in knowing that He is in control of the results.
So here is our family theme for 2017: Jesus, You are unfailing.
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