A new year. A fresh start. Promises of new things. The new year offers the promise of new beginnings. When we deal with the crisis of a pastor’s fall it seems that things will never get better, never improve, but they do! With the beginning of a new year I’m seeing some wonderful signs of rebirth, change, hope. Time and the work of God are wonderful. Over time the faces change, the scars heal, the pain diminishes, memories fade. Over time our church is healing. I wondered if I would ever see it, but I think I’m beginning to see hope, sunshine, better days. The price has been high. The process has been difficult, but I think I see a sunrise on the horizon.
There is hope. God will work. Don’t give up. In spite of what has happened in your church you will begin to see a fresh reviving of God’s work in the lives of people around you. It will take time, but it will happen.