Yesterday, Mike announced our intentions for him to resign at the end of his current term as pastor at Pathway. While this news was tough for many in our congregation to hear, our Christian family has been very gracious and encouraging in their response to us. What a gift!
After sharing the news at church, Mike and I had a conversation with Ethan and Abby over lunch. Abby was in a goofy mood and responded to the news of a future move with glib excitement. Ethan was much more thoughtful. After asking several questions about details, he was quiet for a while.
Then he said, "When you move away, you still love people. You just can't hug them."
Yes, buddy, that's right.
1 Thessalonians 3:12
May the Lord make your love increase and overflow for each other and for everyone else, just as ours does for you.