I love/hate this book.
Necessary Endings by Dr Henry Cloud.
I have some necessary endings going on in my life right now.
A sold house that has been home for 20 years.
Leaving a ministry that has been my CALLING for 25 years!
My youngest son, his wife and “g” babies moving away in 3 weeks.
That nightly sweet snack that has landed on my thighs! (OK that one is NOT SO NECESSARY!)
This book has truly opened my eyes to some stuff I honestly didn’t want to know. At the same time, it has built my faith for trusting God and even being EXCITED about stuff I can’t figure out.
It has given me HOPE for what God has to be born.
That is what this season is mostly about isn’t it? Hope. New Birth.
Hope for restored relationships.
Hope for a better future.
Hope for a healed body.
Hope for a better marriage.
Hope for a new assignment.
The song playing while I write today goes like this:
Long lay the world in sin and error pining.
‘Til he appeared and the soul felt it’s worth.
A THRILL OF HOPE, the weary world rejoices.
For Yonder breaks a new and glorious morn.
This season is about necessary endings and new things being born. The end of a year and the anticipation of a fresh one to come.
Jesus was born to die. Through His birth, we have hope. Through His death, we have hope.
Christmas sparkles with great excitement. The birth of Jesus set the stage for a life that was hard, dangerous and uncertain, which set the stage for NEW HOPE and NEW LIFE.
What is “ending” in your life today. or maybe what NEEDS to end, so that God can give birth to something new and better?