Monday, December 29, 2008

Remembering Old Friends...

I haven't written very much, or at least not plainly, about our years spent in Sovereign Grace Ministries, mostly at Covenant Fellowship. But I guess we spent 7 or 8 years of our lives there, pretty intensely committed years actually. As a result, even though we left SGM behind more than 2 years ago, I still often find myself thinking and praying for many of the people and pastors we know from that time ( I would start listing off names but that would take a long time...). Not often do we actually get to see or talk to any of them though! I think this is in large part due to the fact that we now live in another country! But even before that, there seemed to be a painful separation that happened when we left, and though it was not all unnatural or unexpected it was still painful, difficult, and lonely.

Well, all water under the bridge as they say! The pain has passed and Jesus has brought us into joyful freedom such as we never dared dream could exist this side of heaven. But I still often remember many people very fondly and miss the amazing people we were privileged to get to know and serve beside. And I still pray for them all... So if you happen to be one of those people and you get to read this, then I hope you had a very merry Christmas and that the year 2009 will be a year of great joy, peace, and freedom. And may the unfading glory of the New Covenant light up your world with fresh revelations of who Jesus is! I also wanted to dedicate this song to you all with much love (including my newer SGM friends like you Janelle) because every time I listen to it I think of you all, besides, I just love it myself! Anyway, I hope everyone enjoys it, I think you will...

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

As painful as my experience being dismembered from CF was, I also miss some very precious brothers and sisters in Christ.

I hope and pray all are doing well.

DB

lydia joy said...

I often remember with love and fondness those who we left behind in SG and Covenant, and often dream of them as well. My prayers are joined with yours and I bless those we faithfully served besides for years!! I too pray that JESUS would be more to us all in the upcoming year!!

janelle said...

it's been a pleasure getting to know you. That song was absolutely phenomenal. I just got it on iTunes and put it on my iPod. :-)

Anonymous said...

I wonder how those people are holding up under the heavy burdeon of Noel's story.

Is anyone waking up?

jul said...

Thanks all of you, and Janelle, I knew you'd love that song!

Anonymous, I can't answer that question...only God knows what he's really doing right now...but I know he's doing something.