Devotions from Judy’s heart

I don’t like good-byes as it is hard to let go of what was and yet to savor it. We had to say good-by to the dear congregation in Nevis and our hearts were filled with gratitude for the 15 months the Lord gave us with them.

It was a special day with Al’s sermon preparing them for the next pastor, a pot luck, beautiful cake, cards and a special number dedicated to us by the choir.( I almost lost it then).  Afterwards we began the first leg our journey  to South Carolina and we saw a few leaves on the trees that refused to let go. It was a reminder for us to move on into the next chapter of our lives.  We must let go of the wonderful past and float to the ground like the leaves, letting the Spirit carry us where He wills. “One thing I do: forgetting what was behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.” ( Phil 3:13-14)  We want to let go and press on for the new things He has for us, with hearts full of thanks. We feel so richly blessed.