Sunday evening is drawing to a close. This time tomorrow we'll be on our way East. We head out on a grand adventure, with hearts and minds open to the leading of the Spirit of God. We worked hard today getting things ready for the movers, and tonight shared a meal with friends above the Santa Barbara harbor. We went to Brophie Brothers, a famed restaurant, for the first time. Yes, we've been thinking of doing this for years, and finally made it. Sitting outside, on a lovely Santa Barbara evening, watching the boats, enjoying the vistas, we wondered why? Of course the answer is -- the upward call of God. But still, saying goodbye is not easy!
But heaven is, as they say, where the heart is. As we look forward into the future we know that as difficult it might be, there is no looking back. We must look forward into the future, for our call is to lead a congregation full of promise, into the future.
And of course, the blessings of God are to be found everywhere!