Monday, February 16, 2009

Parting With A Beloved One Painful But Necessary

It is painful to part with someone you love. But change is the only thing that is permanent. This weekend, it was time for my local assembly resident Pastor to leave for another assignment. He has just spent 5months with us, but believe me, it is as if he has been with us for 5years. If not that we were under the church authority, some brethren would have carried placards to protest his transfer.

His brief stay in the parish has affected our lives in such a tremendous way that tears flowed freely when we were informed of his transfer. As I ponder on this, I remember that it was a similar emotion I had when the previous pastors were transferred. It was as if nobody else could occupy the position. But then, I was wrong. Each new pastor ended up being as wonderful in his own unique way as the previous.

Much more, I ended up having several pastors that I can call upon and relate with. Thank God for the wisdom of the church authority. The decision to change pastors has done more good to the congregation as we get to benefit from the various gifts deposited by the Almighty in each of this great servants of His. Let somebody shout a big Halleluyah!!


Emilio said...

Good Bloog my friend!! Congratulations!!

good luck!! See you!

Mikes said...

When somebody leaves, God replaces them who is not necessarily better but to fulfill His purposes for the time being.