Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Celebrating Our Journey

According to www.freedictionary.com the 2nd definition for journey is, “A process or course likened to traveling; a passage”.  In life we have many journeys and you and I could speak of our journeys through high school, college, marriage, having children, careers, Christianity, and the list goes on and on.  December 6th, 2006 was my family’s first Sunday morning worship service at TSCC.  December 10th was my first day “on the job” and now 5 years later, we’ve completed the first 5 year chapter of this incredible journey.

In many ways it feels like we are still in the beginning phases of this journey.  The love and acceptance I and my family have received here has made these 5 years seem like they only started yesterday.  The Church here has not only accepted my preaching and teaching of God’s Word, my help in leading them along with the elders, it has also accepted my family as their family.  We came here knowing that we would have to take major road trips to see any of our blood relatives (other than my brother and his awesome family, who are still 2 ½ hours and a mountain away).

And yet we have never felt alone during the holiday seasons, or any other time.  We have friends here that are those lifetime, never forget you type of friends – and we have a lot of them.  Five years of watching a group of people grow closer to Christ, to each other and to us has been tons of fun.  Not to mention the fact that we keep having more and more added to this amazing family.

So as we look forward to the years ahead, let us continue to stick together, love each other like God loves us, look for ways to bring others into this family of God, and never forget to give God the Honor as He continues to shape us individually and together into a masterpiece for His Glory!  Ephesians 2:10 For we are God's masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.  NLT

In Christian Love and Service,
Lance, Jen, Cade, and Carter Osborn