Today, I ended an eight year love affair.
With 65 women.
I’ve had the privilege of leading these women in Bible study, every Thursday morning, for four of these last eight years.
And today, we closed that chapter of my life, together, amidst much hooting and howling, coffee and Quiche, tears and hugs.
As Sweetman and I prepare to move our family on to a church that is closer to where we live, I’ve been focused on closing out my time with these women.
These are truly my peeps. They are the girls who, from 25 to 85, totally get me. And love me anyway. They not only love on me, but on each other, and on their community. We dig into God’s Word like starving children, each week, and pray with a love so fierce that it can bring us to tears. We also drink coffee (or tea). A lot. And laugh… even more!
They made me wear this this morning, for crying out loud:
Y’all, it was H.A.R.D. to give a heartfelt goodbye talk in this!
It could have been an incredibly stressful week, but it wasn’t.
I’ve been focusing on the fact that God is bigger. He is bigger than a sad goodbye or a new Hello. He’s bigger than any unsteady emotions or uncertain futures. He’s bigger than a depression that threatens to creep in and steal joy.
God. Is. Bigger.
And I am resting in that today.