Goodbye Illinois

Saturday Afternoon Musings

I heard a marvelous message from Psalm 32 from my friend John Crooker, serving as the Interim Pastor at Trinity Church about a month or two ago when I visit Trinity Church. It is always a joy to hear the word of God poured through a godly man’s heart, with a love and desire to serve the people of God. And it is exciting to see a congregation listening, open, and responsive to his labor.

I covet that experience for every congregation and every pastor in America. 

So, as Stephnie and I complete the process of packing and accepting and getting settled in our new call to a new church, we also begin the process of saying goodbye to so many friends in Watseka but also to our friends and children in the Chicagoland area, our hearts are full and our hopes are deep that those we know would love Jesus with their whole heart and follow him.

The day after Easter we are scheduled to close on a house in Rock Hill, South Carolina. Over the month of May, we will be moving things out of storage and into our new home, getting to meet our new neighbors and making room in our hearts for new friends. But we won’t forget you. We miss and love you all and look forward to seeing you again soon, maybe when you come to visit!

With the apostle Paul, we say,

“Rejoice always,
pray without ceasing,
give thanks in all things;
for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”

—1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

3 thoughts on “Goodbye Illinois

  1. The privilege of serving the church – God’s people – a privilege and a joy (at least most of the time). May God continue to give you much fruit, my brother, as you labor in the Gospel – lifting Jesus up.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s