Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Dear Church Family
I've been touched by your words of encouragement and your honesty. I've been praying for all of us to be listening and ready to answer when God calls us. Over the years, what I've needed from church family has changed. I used to be all about the women's Bible study classes and a meaningful worship. Becoming a mother has changed what I need from my church family. For me, my church family is a crucial component in Parker and Macy's understanding of what it means to walk with God. Of course, Tony and I are the primary teachers of this. In full disclosure though, we both fall short of being what God wants us to be. This is why I need you. I need you to show my children that God loves people of all races, financial standings, and backgrounds. When I look at all the ways my church family loves and serves, I catch a glimpse of His glory. And that is what I want my children to witness. Our God is SO MUCH BIGGER. I don't doubt that everything that has transpired through our church family's merger was done with the very best of intentions. Somewhere we, ok maybe just I, have allowed God to be diminished. The God we know doesn't see diversity. He sees His creation. We can get such tunnel vision that we can't see the greatness of His potential for us. I can be missing people so much that I lose this truth. You may be gone from this building, but you are never gone from His family. Selfishly, I need for my children to see your footprints of faith. Let us all leave a trail.