So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish
The title of this post comes from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and constitutes the last words the dolphins had for humanity prior to the destruction of Earth. (It was later the title of another novel in that series as well.) I've always appreciated it as a whimsical way to say goodbye that generally leaves the other person with a sense of "Whuh?" and that's where I want to leave things with you here, on my final blog post for Russell Springs Christian Church.
This is post number 315 by my hand, by my best count, which really isn't a bad total. I'm sure someone, be it Bro. Don, the incoming interim minister, or another writer, will carry on here. I want to thank you all for reading my occasionally-thoughtful words over the last three-ish years. You requested these posts, and I've enjoyed writing them. I'll miss them, in a way. I'll miss a lot of things -- and even more people -- from RSCC, but I am firmly convinced it's God's will I move on.
After Sunday, things will change for all of us. You'll begin with a new interim minister, and I'll return to London to continue in ministry while simultaneously starting my teaching career. All of us are in a time of transition, but remember: Jesus is the same yesterday, today, and forevermore. God is unchanging, and His love never fails. Seek His face. Cling to Him. I guarantee God will get you through, no matter what may come. Love one another. Pray for one another. Pray for me; I'll be praying for you. Most of all, worship and serve our Living God.
It has been my honor and my privilege to serve as your senior minister (and blogger-in-chief).
So long, and thanks for all the fish.