Tuesday, May 22, 2007

The flow of life...

The past few weekends we have been traveling around the state to attend graduations for Stephanie's family. Daniel (Steph's brother) graduated from Texas A&M and Allie (Steph's cousin) graduated from Berkner High School. I also, preached a sermon Sunday to our graduating Seniors in Lorena. It got me thinking...

Life is constantly changing and progressing. People move in and out of our lives. This process can be hard or maybe even exciting. Hard because it is difficult to image a life different then what we are experiencing...we have become comfortable in our routines and friendships. Exciting because there is a world that is waiting for us to experience. Some of our friends have/are graduating from seminary in the coming months...I must say that Stephanie and I have a hard time imaging Waco without them.

If they never left or I never changed, life could become routine. Don't get me wrong, routine is not always bad. However, when it keeps us from everything "else" it becomes troublesome. Loss is apart of life. A professor said this semester, "we must grieve eachother." Nothing is solved by staying as we are. Our ideas change and we must grieve our old way. Our friends move away and we must learn what to do on Friday nights again. Loss and change are scary. However, missing out on the world is worse.

May you have peace in your pain and hope in your grief.



mountain life said...

scott its good to hear that your a philosopizer now. i try to philosophyz a bit too in my spare time. but i think snoop said it best "when the pimp's in the crib ma drop it like it's hot, drop it like it’s hot, drop it like it’s hot"