Scripture Reading: Matthew 28:1-20
9 years ago today my family left a home we were renting in Halifax and made our way to Cape Breton. We were on our way to Sydney Mines. We had no idea what to expect. We had no idea how long we would be here. All we pretty much knew is that we were excited to be coming to a place where we wouldn’t have to move for a while. We had moved far too often. Anna was 5 and had lived at 5 different addresses. Anthony was 3, and he had lived at 3 different addresses. So we were very happy to be settling down for a while.
I’ll be honest though, I’m not sure we would have thought we’d still be here 9 years later! But we are, and we are very happy to still be here. We’ve seen God do so much and we also see how God is leading us to do even more. It’s very exciting and we look forward to seeing what God has in store for us all next!
As I think back to 9 years ago, I think about my ordination. I think about the long, long process it took to be ordained. The interviews, the traveling, the education, and even the hurdles I encountered along the way. But in the end, it’s all been worth it.