And Then…

Blessing InstallationMost of us get married, have children and wonder, “Where is this headed?” I don’t know the answer yet, but I do get hints.

The phone rang a few weeks ago. “Dad, Dad,” my daughter began, “would you preach the sermon at my installation?” My daughter was recently called to serve as an Associate Pastor not far from where we live. You can tell that things are good when a child asks you to preach to them!

“Yes, I would be honored.” And I was.

So I spent several weeks thinking about conversations between us. That was very wonderful. I thought about the twists and turns in her life and her family’s like.  I thought of smiles and tears, awards and disappointments. I though of holding her and of watching her run free and climb trees, leave for school and pop home again.  My daughter has always had an amazing laugh and the gift of energy. And then she because an amazing woman, wife and mother!

Back to my original question. “Where is this all leading?” I really don’t have an answer but I have an expectation. There will be another moment of looking back, of remembering and of seeing. That too will be rich and a privilege.  In Ecclesiasties 2:24 the preacher says:

24 A person can do nothing better than to eat and drink and find satisfaction in their own toil. This too, I see, is from the hand of God

Maybe this is all the answer we get. What do you think?




About the author

I help people listen for God in their lives. As a pastor and a friend I think relationships are both fascinating and rich in their own right. I was evacuated from a war zone as a child and lived with to highly stressed parents. My life has been a search for Peace and the discovery of Joy in everyday moments.


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