Twenty-one years ago, I got on a plane from Minneapolis, MN to Boston, MA to spend some time with Leigh-Ann McCarthy…I certainly didn’t know it at takeoff, but by the time I boarded my return flight, I was pretty sure we were going to get married.
Many months of our dating relationship were long distance…before Facetime, Skype, and smartphones. In fact, email was just starting to become popular at the time.
We talked on the phone, wrote some letters and counted down the days until we could see each other in person.
Since getting married, we have added some pets and five kids. We have lived in five different houses and drove more cars than I want to remember. We have also added more relationships that I can count.
Our marriage relationship has opened the door for many, many more relationships.
Each relationship has brought a fresh supply of challenges and rewards. Some relationships are for a few months or years while others are for a lifetime. When it comes to relationships, we have discovered something simple, yet maybe profound….
…without connection, relationships fail.
This Sunday, I am looking forward to sharing a sermon from Hebrews 10:19-25 entitled, “Cliff Notes for the Christian Life-Stay Connected.”
This Sunday will also represent a shift in another significant relationship, our worship leader, Jordan Marcotte will be saying goodbye and moving to Los Angeles. I look forward to celebrating his service and impact in my life and the life of our New Life CityChurch family. Jordan, we will miss you and look forward to that day you decide to move back to KC :).
Fortunately, we live in a time when thousands of miles don’t need to cut off our relational connections…and this includes our relationship with God.