We were young. A secure job with a recent promotion had been left behind. I was driving a U-Haul truck, headed east on I-40 out of Knoxville, Tennessee, and my wife was following along behind in our car with our 9-month old son.
The clouds were low and dark as evening approached. I remember wondering what was ahead. I remember feeling scared and anxious about the unknown. We were moving to a city we had never visited, moving into an apartment we had never seen, and I would be attending a university I had only seen in photographs. As near as I could figure, we had enough money to get us to the end of the first semester and then...?
We were between the known and the unknown. We were between fields of Hoosier corn and fields of North Carolina tobacco.
This Sunday we begin a 3-week series of messages intended to address the uncertainties, losses and opportunities of the "In Between Season." Our congregation, our nation and our world are all in the middle of major transition moments. Things are changing. Some familiar people and patterns are gone, and we haven't yet settled into the new normal. Sort of the way it was for the Hebrew ex-slaves who had left Egypt but had yet to cross the Jordan River, arriving in Canaan.
God often does great and good things in our lives during the transition times. But it can all be a little scary!
What does the experience of the Hebrews in the wilderness tell us about how God may work in and through us right now in this unsettled season?
Join us this Sunday for worship at 10 a.m. either on-line or in person at Auburn First (we are masking and showing our love for one another by keeping a safe physical distance).
In Christ and for Christ
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